As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.
The regulation of the small public service vehicle industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA), under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013. The NTA also has statutory responsibility for promoting the development of an integrated, accessible public transport network under the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008.
In light of the NTA's responsibilities in these matters, I have forwarded your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.