Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (572)

Tony McLoughlin

Question:

572. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a review will be conducted into the provision of the Local Link service in north County Leitrim to seek to improve the levels of service provision to villages such as Kiltyclogher, Rossinver and Dromahair; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21530/19]

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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, including management of the Rural Transport Programme which now operates under the Local Link brand.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter, I have forwarded 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.