Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (213)

Patricia Ryan

Question:

213. Deputy Patricia Ryan asked the Minister for Transport when the next TII funding will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37774/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme. Budget 2021 provided for funding to be allocated to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) for its functions under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP). My Department is currently in the process of making arrangements to allocate this funding, enabling TII to carry out its remit to provide high quality transport infrastructure and services, through the development, maintenance and operation of the national road network and light rail infrastructure.

I anticipate that this process will be completed shortly.