Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (94)

Cormac Devlin


94. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Transport if he supports the proposed orbital bus routes which would link towns and villages across Dublin; the status of the roll-out of the services as envisaged in the BusConnects network redesign plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8379/21]

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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 and I can confirm to the Deputy that the Programme for Government - Our Shared Future prioritises plans for the delivery of BusConnects. Implementation of the new Network Redesign is scheduled to commence this year and I very much welcome this move toward implementation.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure, including BusConnects Dublin.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply regarding the status of the Network Redesign implementation. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.