Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (218, 219)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

218. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the areas catered for by LocalLink; and his plans to extend the service in the future. [4799/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

219. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he will publish the findings of a review into the evening services pilot by LocalLink. [4800/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 218 and 219 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 statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme, which now operates under the Local Link brand.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter, I have referred the Deputy's Questions to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.