Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (540, 549)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

540. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the areas catered for by LocalLink in County Kildare; and his plans to extend the service. [7747/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

549. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the areas catered for by LocalLink in County Laois; and his plans to extend the service in the future. [7954/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 540 and 549 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.

Noting this I have forward the Deputy's Questions to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A