Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (629)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

629. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost of providing 50 additional single and 50 double deck buses for the Bus Éireann fleet; the estimated cost of providing 125 additional buses to the Dublin Bus fleet; his plans to provide new and expanded fleets for Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9605/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy is aware, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure including bus fleet acquisition for both Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann.

In light of the NTA’s responsibility in this area I have forwarded the Deputy’s question to the Authority for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.