Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (175, 178)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

175. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the schemes and the allocated funding of each from the capital expenditure from his Department between 1 January and 31 December 2018, under the heading of B8.1 smarter travel sustainable urban transport. [22354/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Robert Troy

Ceist:

178. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the schemes and the allocated funding of each from the capital expenditure of his Department between 1 January and 31 December 2018 under the heading AB8.1 smarter travel and sustainable urban transport. [22176/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 175 and 178 together.

As the Deputy may be aware I have secured significantly improved funding over the period 2018-2021 which will benefit both cycling and walking through funding provided under my Department's Smarter Travel/Sustainable Urban Transport programme and the Cycling / Walking programme.

In 2018 there was approximately €19.4million provided under the Smarter Travel / Sustainable Urban Transport programme.

The breakdown of that expenditure was -

- €2.6million on Smarter Travel measures and €16.8million on Sustainable Urban Transport.

The Smarter Travel programme comprises a number of smaller sub-programmes funded by my Department and the breakdown is provided in the table below -

Smarter Travel Programme

Amount €m

Bike Week

€ 0.39

Smarter Travel Areas

€ 0.49

Mobility

€ 1.06

Active Travel Towns

€ 0.24

Interreg

€ 0.42

Total:

€ 2.6 m

Details of individual projects funded under the Sustainable Urban Transport programme are managed by the National Transport Authority. I have therefore referred your question to the NTA for a more detailed reply in relation to that programme. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A
Question No. 176 answered with Question No. 77.