Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (914, 915)

John Lahart

Question:

914. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the use by coach companies of the NTA-provided coach park in the vicinity of a location (details supplied) on the quays in Dublin; the reason it closes at 7 p.m. each evening; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44534/19]

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John Lahart

Question:

915. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost of the NTA coach parking facility at the quays in Dublin; the number of spaces it contains; the average number of coaches that park there each evening including weekends; the cost of parking; the operating hours from Monday to Sunday; his views on whether it represents value for money; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44535/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 914 and 915 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 the development and implementation of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area.

In light of the NTA's responsibility in this area, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.