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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (163)

Colm Burke

Question:

163. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Transport the progress to date of programmes to retrofit vehicles in order that public transport infrastructure is more accessible to persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53553/21]

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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.

Under the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for promoting the development of an integrated, accessible public transport network. The NTA also has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally.

The NTA works with the relevant public transport operators, who have responsibility for day to day operational issues, to progressively make public transport accessible.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this regard I have forwarded your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

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