Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2352)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

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