Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (211)

Catherine Murphy


211. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the areas to which moneys are lodged in circumstances in which exact change cannot be returned to a customer at a road toll; the beneficiary of the amounts not collected by the customer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3350/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy in relation to roads.  The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects on national roads are a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the relevant local authority. For regional and local roads it is a matter for each respective local authority.

More specifically, the statutory powers to levy tolls on national roads as well as regional and local roads, to make toll bye-laws and to enter into toll agreements with private investors are vested in TII (for national roads) and each local authority (for regional and local roads) under Part V of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended by the Planning and Development Act 2000 and the Roads Act 2007). 

Noting the above, I am referring the question to TII for direct reply within 10 working days.  Please inform my private office if you do not receive the information.