Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (617)

Pat Buckley

Question:

617. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the successful LocalLink bus route from Fermoy to Mallow, County Cork been cancelled; and if a commitment will be given to reopen the route. [53237/19]

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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 securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme, which now operates under the LocalLink brand.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter, I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. 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