Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (100)

Kieran O'Donnell

Question:

100. Deputy Kieran O'Donnell asked the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 95 of 20 January 2021, if funding being allocated to the National Transport Authority, NTA, will be brought forward for the roll-out of Transport for Ireland, TFI, branded signage and updated timetable information across counties Limerick and Tipperary in the current phase (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8523/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I was delighted to be able to announce before Christmas an enhancement of bus services in Limerick and surrounding areas. Enhanced investment in public transport in our regional cities is a priority for me and a priority I know the Deputy shares also.

I look forward to the finalisation this year of the Limerick-Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy which will provide the strategic backdrop to investment over the next 20 years and it is an investment I hope to support through the revised National Development Plan.

As part of this overall programme of investment in Limerick I note that the National Transport Authority has committed to the roll-out of Transport for Ireland branded signage and timetbale information for bus stops in Limerick City. However, that roll-out is temporarily paused due to restrictions introduced in response to the current public health advice. I very much look forward to seeing that work completed once the current restrictions are eased.