Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (574)

Michael McGrath

Question:

574. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to ensure taxis facilitate digital payment by customers; the expected timeline in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5600/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry, including fare payment methods, is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.

Given the role of the NTA in this regard, I have referred the Deputy's question to the Authority for direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A