Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (817)

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

817. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on recent reporting that the NTA is preventing the introduction of a new ride-sharing rural taxi scheme that would be operated through an online platform. [31184/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and statutory frameworks in relation to public transport. The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry - which encompasses taxis, hackneys and limousines - is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.

Therefore, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days