Funding has been secured to run a public bus service from Muff to Buncrana on two days a week.
Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has welcomed confirmation of the new route from Local Link, who will run the service on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The matter was progressed in recent months after Cllr Murray hosted a public meeting in the village with Local Link.
Commenting on the news, Cllr Murray said; “I am delighted that Local Link has secured funding for a much needed public bus service from Muff to Buncrana.
“The service will run three times a day on Tuesdays and Fridays and will run at times which are convenient for those who need to have their bloods done in Buncrana, go shopping in the town and for school kids to come home after extra-curricular activities.
“Local Link deserve a huge amount of credit for coming to our public meeting, listening to the views of our community and then acting decisively to have our concerns addressed.
“It’s expected that the bus service will commence in June and I would encourage as many people as possible to avail of the service.”
Cllr Murray’s party colleague and local election candidate, Terry Crossan, also welcomed the news saying;
“I want to commend Cllr Murray for calling the public meeting on this issue and all those people from Muff who attended and put forward a case for this bus service.
“This is an issue which I have worked closely with Jack on, and one which I hope will be of huge benefit to our community.
“I understand that the service can be further expanded to run more often should there prove to be a demand so I would encourage everyone to use it as much as possible.
“I’ve no doubt that this service will be welcomed by the wider community but particular by older people, those who frequent the doctors in Buncrana and secondary school students who stay back after school for sports and extra studies.”