Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (278)

Brendan Smith

Question:

278. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided by the National Transport Authority towards the provision of a new bus service where Bus Éireann ceased operations and was in receipt of a subsidy (details supplied); if consideration will be given to this request of the coach operator, as an important service for a vast rural area is being provided by the operator and no other public transport is available in these areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15682/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The issue raised is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.