Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (297)

John Curran

Question:

426 Mr. Curran asked the Minister for Transport his views on the feasibility of providing a standard bus stop system in Dublin rather than allowing each company to provide its own individual bus stops. [2844/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

Under section 85 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 it is a matter for the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána to determine the location of bus stopping places in respect of any scheduled bus operation. It is a matter for the Commissioner to decide in the context of making such determinations which bus operator may use any particular stopping place. Section 16 of the Road Traffic Act 2002 provides that the function vested in the Commissioner under the 1961 Act be transferred to local authorities. I am at present giving consideration to the commencement of this provision.