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National Transport Authority

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (183)

John Lahart


183. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport the amount of income that was taken in by the National Transport Authority from public transport providers (details supplied) in 2020 as compared with 2021; and the amount of subvention that was required to sustain same. [61260/21]

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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. I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport, nor decisions on fares.

Following the establishment of the National Transport Authority (NTA) in December 2009, the NTA has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public transport services by way of public services obligation (PSO) contracts, in respect of services that are socially necessary but commercially unviable. It also has responsibility for allocating PSO Exchequer funding to eligible public transport providers.

I have, therefore, 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.