Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Ceisteanna (978)

Damien English

Ceist:

978. Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider the establishment of a new category of SPSV licence for situations where non-standard taxi, hackney and limousine services are to be provided, such as the introduction of SPSV licence for tuk-tuk style vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22619/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is a matter for National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.  

On foot of a proposal to introduce tuk tuk vehicles to Dublin, I understand that the NTA is open to examining the issues around making regulations to establish a new category of SPSV licence to cater for such vehicles and has suggested to the project promoter to meet with the Taxi Advisory Committee who advise the NTA on such matters.