Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (255)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

255. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport if he has approved the extension of the ten-year rule for the age of vehicle for taxis for another year due to Covid-19; if so, when the extension will be in place; when the NTA is changing its rules, regulations to reflect this extension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38803/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Vehicle age limits for small public service vehicles (SPSVs) are a matter for the statutory regulator, the National Transport Authority (NTA).

The Deputy may be aware that, at the start of the pandemic, the NTA extended until the end of 2020 the age limits for vehicles that were due to reach them from March onward. Furthermore, the NTA has proposed a further extension of these age limits until 31 December 2021 and has recently concluded a public consultation on this proposal. More detailed information in relation to this proposal is available on the following link: www.nationaltransport.ie/consultations/public-consultation-maximum-permissible-age-october-2020/.