Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1598)

Kevin O'Keeffe


1598. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason for the withdrawal of a service (details supplied) under Local Link in view of his commitment given on 15 May 2019. [35863/19]

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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.

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