Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (477, 478)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

477. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeframe in which he plans to make public transport wheelchair accessible including vehicles, stations and so on; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46304/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

478. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the incentives or grants in place to make taxis and hackneys wheelchair accessible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46305/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 477 and 478 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.

Under the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for promoting the development of an integrated, accessible public transport network.

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

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A