Published Tuesday, 25 September 2012
We’re sorry. This video is unavailable from your location.
Are you in Northern Ireland?
1. Why is my postcode required?
We are asking you to insert your postcode before watching some videos to confirm
you can access the video content via u.tv.
This is because some videos on u.tv
are only available in Northern Ireland.
Don't worry, we won't store or use this information for any other purpose.
If you are not in Northern Ireland, the content may be available to watch at itv.com or stv.tv.
2. Why am I directed to itv.com
or stv.tv when I try to view certain
The videos, which are not available on u.tv
to users outside Northern Ireland, will be available to those users on itv.com (for users in England and Wales) or stv.tv (for most users in Scotland).
We need to know where you are in order to make sure you are getting the right content.
If you think we've got your location wrong, then please
Need more help? Contact us
DRD has funded the addition of 87 new Goldline coaches and 58 metro buses to the Translink service.
A number of the vehicles have already gone in to service this month, with the rest to be introduced over the rest of the year into early 2013.
Danny Kennedy said: "The Goldline coaches will be delivering enhanced express services on key Goldline routes.
"When all these coaches are in service this will see the majority of all Goldine Express services operated with modern new vehicles. The new coaches are of a very high standard of comfort and quality with additional leg room."
A number of coaches will have Wi-Fi fitted that passengers can access for free from October, Translink hopes to extend this to most Goldline services from early next year when all new coaches will be in service.
New metro buses are replacing older models to make the service fully wheelchair accessible as well as providing extra room on busy routes with additional double decker buses.
The new additions are part of the DRD's overall purchase of 900 buses at a cost of £135m from 2004/2005.
Last year, 67 of the 77 million public transport journeys made took place on buses.
The clear message is that if you're simply travelling through Belfast by car to another destination, then you would be better to find an alternative route to allow the system of public transport to work effectively and properly.
"My key objective in investing in public transport is to encourage commuters and other travellers to use public transport for their journeys instead of the private car and to travel more sustainably," Mr Kennedy explained.
"There has also been good news with the latest passenger charter results showing customer satisfaction levels for Ulsterbus at an all-time high.
"Also, the programme to implement further bus priority measures continues within my department to help tackle congestion issues impacting on bus speeds."
The announcement comes as many commuters are experiencing problems on the roads in Belfast due to the addition of new bus lanes.
Responding to complaints of traffic backlogs in the city centre, the minister said that there would be a "smoothing out period".
He said: "We are attempting to transform the travelling habits of people, particularly in Belfast.
"A high percentage of the traffic that comes through Belfast doesn't actually stop in it, so we need to change the ethos, we need to give priority to public transport to make it more accessible, the new buses help with that as well.
"All in all it is a policy that we believe in and we think it worth pursuing in the better interests of the travelling public, particularly for those who will want to use public transport in increased numbers."