Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Ceisteanna (384)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

384. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the road passenger service routes funded under the LocalLink programme by the National Transport Authority in which the operators are receiving direct payment under the free travel scheme. [22534/19]

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.

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 operates under the Local Link brand.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply to her. I would ask the Deputy to advise my private office if she does not receive a reply within ten working days.

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