Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (326)

Peter Burke

Question:

326. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost of removing fares for children up to 12, 14, 16 and 18 years of age, respectively on all PSO funded transport; the expected increased current and capital expenditure requirements to respond to increased demand as a result in each scenario to ensure no diminution of service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51049/19]

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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 regulation of fares in relation to public passenger transport services. I have, therefore, referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

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