Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (579)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

579. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications made to the NTA by an organisation (details supplied) for new bus routes which are awaiting a decision; the proposed new routes; and when the NTA plans to make decisions on the applications. [21753/19]

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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 referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not received a reply within ten working days.