Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (99)

Christopher O'Sullivan


99. Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport if he has considered making an emergency provision for the hiring of bus drivers to fill the gaps caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on night-time and weekend bus services in order that they can continue uninterrupted for essential workers (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2655/21]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport.

The issue raised is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA), in conjunction with Bus Éireann, and 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 51