Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (569, 570)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

569. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated annual monetary saving in energy costs arising from the planned investment in hybrid-diesel buses. [37147/19]

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Róisín Shortall

Question:

570. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated annual monetary saving in energy costs arising from the planned investment in diesel-electric trains. [37148/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 569 and 570 together.

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 responsibility for developing and ensuring the delivery of public transport infrastructure including the provision of additional fleet.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities on this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the company for a more detailed reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

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