Thursday, 26 September 2019

Questions (167)

Michael Harty


167. Deputy Michael Harty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a payment (details supplied) from the National Transport Authority for delivering complete TCU and bus operations under the LocalLink programme for June 2019 has been delayed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39114/19]

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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 transport services nationally. It also has 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 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