Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (549, 550, 551)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

549. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the reply of the NTA to Parliamentary Question No. 219 of 6 September 2019 in which it indicated that it will take increases in carbon tax into consideration in fare reviews for public transport going forward; and if this means public transport outside of the Dublin Bus services (details supplied) in Dublin will see increases or decreases in fares. [47349/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

550. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether public transport should be affordable; his further views on whether public transport fares should be cut (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47350/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

551. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the consultation with representative groups or the general public that takes place as part of NTA fare reviews; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47351/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 549 to 551, inclusive, together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the regulation of fares in relation to public passenger transport services and is best placed to respond to the issues raised by the Deputy. I have, therefore, referred the Deputy's questions to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

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