Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2419)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin


2419. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost of making the entire public transport fleet wheelchair accessible; the estimated associated ancillary costs required at stations and so on in order to complete same; the estimated cost by transport mode, that is, bus, rail and Luas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33273/19]

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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.

Under the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for promoting the development of an integrated, accessible public transport network.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter, 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.