Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2503)

Marc MacSharry

Question:

2503. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the spending by county on the rural transport programme in each of the past five years, in tabular form; and the details of studies on the service performance of the programme since the move towards administering it via transport co-ordination units in 2013. [34441/19]

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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.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme which now operates under the Local Link brand.

Noting this, I have forward 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.