Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ceisteanna (224)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

224. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he anticipates the electrification of the bus fleet or rail services serving the commuter belt of north County Kildare to continue carbon reduction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40150/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding of public transport.  The  National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the development of public transport in the Greater Dublin Area (including north Kildare) including the purchase of publicly subvented bus and rail fleet.  

Noting the responsibility of the NTA, I have referred the Deputy's question to it for direct reply on the specific issues raised.  Please advise my office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.