Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (393)

Michael Healy-Rae


393. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the LocalLink tendering criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22556/19]

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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.

Noting this, I have forward the Deputy's Question to the NTA for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to advise my private office if he does not receive a response within ten working days.

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