Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (218)

Imelda Munster


218. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the annual subvention to CIÉ in each of the years 2008 and 2019, in tabular form; and the individual amounts allocated to Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead and other operators. [27059/19]

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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.

In Budget 2019, I secured €287m in Exchequer funding for Public Service Obligation (PSO) service delivery in 2019. Since 2010, the PSO subvention is no longer paid directly by my Department to transport operators. The award and subvention of PSO contracts now falls under the 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. I have therefore 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.

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