Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (78)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

78. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of rural taxis that will be funded under the proposed rural taxi scheme. [21997/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.

Under the Taxi Regulation Act 2013, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the regulation of the small public service vehicle sector. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of Local Link. The NTA is also responsible for the running of the recently announced pilot schemes relating to the Local Area Hackney Scheme and the Community Transport Service.

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

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