Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (256)

Denis Naughten

Question:

256. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the number of buses funded through public funds since 1 January 2020 that are zero emissions; the number that are exclusively diesel; the number that are diesel hybrid; the number utilising other fossil fuels; the number using other fossil fuel hybrids; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38828/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, 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, including the provision of the national PSO bus fleet.

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.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 51