Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1602)

Niamh Smyth


1602. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a matter regarding the payment of €4 for the use of transport will be addressed (details supplied); the reason service users and persons with disabilities have to pay the amount; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36058/19]

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.

As the Deputy will be aware, 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 now operates under the Local Link brand.

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