Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (286)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

286. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the targeted improvements to accessibility of public transport nationwide that will be completed by the end of each quarter in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47911/19]

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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.

Under the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for promoting the development of an integrated, accessible public transport network. The NTA also manages the Accessibility Retrofit Programme which funds accessibility upgrades to existing older public transport infrastructure and facilities.

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