Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (291)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

291. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the rural taxi scheme will be reviewed to make it more accessible to applicants; and his plans to consult with rural community organisations to ensure the scheme is fit for purpose going forward. [13060/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013. While the Deputy refers to a rural taxi scheme, it is understood that the question relates to the licensing of local area hackneys.

Under the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Local Area Hackney) Regulations 2013 , the NTA is also responsible for the granting and renewing of local area hackney licences.

In this regard, I have referred your question to the NTA for their direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.