Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (291)

Robert Troy


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.