Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (817)

Marc MacSharry


817. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on recent reporting that the NTA is preventing the introduction of a new ride-sharing rural taxi scheme that would be operated through an online platform. [31184/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and statutory frameworks in relation to public transport. The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry - which encompasses taxis, hackneys and limousines - is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.

Therefore, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days

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