Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (251)

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

Question:

251. Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason drivers are being charged full motorway toll prices when the road is being operated as a dual carriageway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15448/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Deputy will be aware, as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have overall responsibility for  policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The implementation of individual national road schemes which provide for tolling, is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993-2007.  Moreover, the statutory power to levy tolls on national roads, to make toll bye-laws and to enter into toll agreements with private investors in respect of national roads is very specifically vested in the NRA under Part V of the Roads Act, 1993 (as amended).    

Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NRA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.