I propose to take Questions Nos. 216, 217 and 219 to 221, inclusive, together.
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for ensuring the development and delivery of public transport infrastructure, including the BusConnects programme.
In light of the NTA's statutory responsibility in this area, I have referred the Deputy's question to theNTA for a more detailed reply on the various issues raised. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.