Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1334)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

1334. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration has been give to a report (details supplied) commissioned by his Department; if he has requested the National Transport Authority, NTA, and relevant public transport and local authorities to adopt shared mobility solutions as a way of improving access to public transport and public services for all; if priority will be given to pilot shared mobility schemes in Dublin and a suitable rural county such as County Donegal as per the recommendations of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20122/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport.

The Report to which the Deputy refers to was conducted with a local project team from the NTA.

Accordingly, I have forward the Deputy's Question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.