Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (217)

Imelda Munster


217. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the 2019 PSO subvention and monetary increase of increasing this figure by percentages (details supplied). [27058/19]

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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 in Ireland.

The award of public service obligation (PSO) funding falls under the independent statutory remit of the National Transport Authority (NTA). The allocations to the transport companies are decided by the NTA in exercise of its statutory mandate and in accordance with the various contract arrangements that it has in place with PSO service providers.

The Exchequer allocation for PSO services to be delivered in 2019 is €287m which, if increased by 5%, would rise to approximately €301m, by 10% to €316m, by 15% to €330m, by 20% to €344m and by 25% to €359m.