Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (164)

Carol Nolan

Question:

164. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Transport the reason new buses being supplied or contracted to Bus Éireann no longer have the capacity to accept bicycles in their storage space; his views on whether this limits the opportunity for cycle tourism and the use of greenways; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7091/21]

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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 but the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure, including the provision of the PSO bus fleets.

I am unaware of the specific issues the Deputy refers to; however, noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply with regard to fleet provision for Bus Éireann. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.