Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2352)

Bríd Smith


2352. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention or the attention of the NTA has been drawn to the proposals to operate a taxi sharing service in the taxi industry which utilises mobile applications and shared ridership; if such a proposal has been examined by his Department or the NTA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32078/19]

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