Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (85, 97, 637)

Joan Collins

Ceist:

85. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the costings to build and run a national transport training centre; if due diligence and correct procurement procedure has been followed; the procurement procedure that took place; and the documentation and public notice in relation to same. [29512/19]

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Joan Collins

Ceist:

97. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the level of consultation that has taken place with the wider disability community further to the announcement on 26 June 2019 that the National Transport Authority is to provide funding for the development of a national transport training centre by an organisation (details supplied); and the details of the consultation. [29513/19]

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Joan Collins

Ceist:

637. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the future for the training centres in Dublin Bus, Irish Rail and a company (details supplied) in view of the fact that Dublin Bus already trains persons with disabilities to use all public transport. [29531/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 85, 97 and 637 together.

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

Under the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for promoting the development of an integrated, accessible public transport network.

The NTA is to provide funding towards the development by the National Council for the Blind Ireland of the National Transport Training Centre (NTTC) referred to by the Deputy.

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