Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (211)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

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.