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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Ports Development

James Browne

8. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding development plans for Rosslare Europort; if his Department is in contact with the CEO of the port regarding its future development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51954/18]

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Cycling Facilities Funding

Éamon Ó Cuív

9. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount sanctioned by his Department or the agencies under the remit of his Department to date in 2018 for the development of greenways and dedicated cycling facilities, respectively; the amount spent on each to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51964/18]

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Public Service Obligation Services

Joan Collins

10. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on amending the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008 to provide that no direct award of public service contracts for public transport passenger services in excess of 10% will continue in view of his comments that he has no ideological position on the privatisation of public transport. [52116/18]

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Transport Policy

Thomas P. Broughan

11. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he will take in 2019 to increase the uptake of climate friendly travel, including cycling and public transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51958/18]

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Rail Network Expansion

Peadar Tóibín

12. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a rail line from Dublin to Navan will be provided in view of the fact that the commuting situation is deteriorating. [52212/18]

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Driver Licences

Thomas P. Broughan

13. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether a greater emphasis should be placed on disqualified drivers surrendering their licences and the enforcement of same by the Road Safety Authority; the reason there are so many driver vehicle databases; the differences between each; his views on which database is the most comprehensive for the road safety needs associated with such a database; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51959/18]

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Military Aircraft Landings

Gino Kenny

14. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the recently released figures which show that there has already been an increase in applications to allow civil flights carrying weapons to land in Irish airports; his further views on the impact on Ireland’s neutrality; his views on the need for more transparency regarding the items being taken through Shannon Airport and the locations the troops and weapons are going to; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48013/18]

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Rural Transport Services Provision

Martin Heydon

15. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the delivery of rural transport nationally; the way in which the existing system can be expanded and enhanced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52203/18]

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Road Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

16. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Bonagee link road project in County Donegal; when the project will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51949/18]

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Integrated Ticketing

Aindrias Moynihan

17. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to expand the use of the Leap card nationwide; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52206/18]

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Public Service Vehicles

Robert Troy

18. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the ongoing review of small public service vehicles; and if he will consider changing regulations in order to permit executive hire vehicles to use bus and taxi lanes. [52199/18]

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Road Network

Niamh Smyth

19. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if discussions have taken place in his Department on providing funding for the east-west link road and rural roads in general; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49202/18]

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Public Transport Fares

Éamon Ó Cuív

20. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the policy of his Department on equitable fare structures on publicly subsidised transport across the country; if it is policy as part of the national planning framework implementation to maintain fares at a much higher level per kilometre outside of the main urban conurbations compared to urban areas to discourage persons from living outside of the cities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51963/18]

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Public Transport Provision

Clare Daly

21. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the discussions he has had with either Iarnród Éireann or Dublin Bus on the reduction in service to north County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51988/18]

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Public Transport Fares

Richard Boyd Barrett

22. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether it is advisable that public transport fares are increased in view of Ireland's obligations under climate change agreements and the need to see an increase in the number of persons using public transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51953/18]

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Bus Services

Ruth Coppinger

23. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the implementation of the BusConnects programme for the bus service in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52196/18]

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Public Transport Fares

Eamon Ryan

24. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has modelling on the impact on demand for public transport of fare increases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51962/18]

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Traffic Calming Measures

Alan Kelly

25. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if electronic speed signs will be put in place in villages in local authority areas to measure effectiveness and changing driver behaviour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51960/18]

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Bus Services

Brian Stanley

26. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider the policy of fully devolving to local authorities the role of providing bus shelters as provided in local government legislation. [51956/18]

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Military Aircraft Landings

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

27. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on reports that 423 planes carrying munitions have landed in Shannon Airport in 2018; if these reports are accurate; and if his Department retains such data. [48347/18]

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