Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (395)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

395. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason vehicles that are more than 15 years old and are deemed road worthy do not qualify for the rural transport scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40564/19]

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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 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.

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