Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (206)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

206. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of new buses on order by the NTA with a company (details supplied) that have passed the expected delivery data; the number of orders with the company expected for delivery in 2020 and 2021; the reason for the delay in delivering the new fleet; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50513/19]

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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 the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including bus fleet purchase.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.