Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (948, 949, 950)

Bríd Smith

Question:

948. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason fines were imposed on a company (details supplied) for failure to operate or reach agreed targets for the provision of services in Dublin city; and the breakdown in relation to the categories of driver availability, on road bus breakdown, absence, late sickness and no reason given. [45150/19]

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Bríd Smith

Question:

949. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason in the categories provided for the imposition of fines imposed by the NTA on Dublin Bus and a company (details supplied) there are categories no reason given and other; and if the NTA can provide further information regarding same. [45151/19]

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Bríd Smith

Question:

950. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of scheduled departures from termini that failed to operate by each company in 2018 and to date in 2019, in relation to fines imposed by the NTA on Dublin Bus and a company (details supplied) for the failure to operate schedules, services or reach agreed targets. [45152/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 948 to 950, inclusive, together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport in Ireland. The issues raised are matters for the National Transport Authority (NTA) in conjunction with the relevant transport operators and I have forwarded the Deputy's questions to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.