Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (61)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

61. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to undertake a feasibility study for light rail in Galway in view of climate mitigation commitments and the proposed development of Galway city pursuant to the national planning framework; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22094/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

A transport strategy for Galway City was prepared by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in partnership with Galway City Council and Galway County Council in 2016.  Development of the Galway Transport Strategy was informed by wide-ranging public consultation process a the time.

The strategy set out an overall framework for the development of transport infrastructure and services in Galway City and its environs over a twenty year period.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

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