Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (215)

Thomas Pringle

Ceist:

215. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current and capital expenditures for land transport broken down into the various sub categories from 2016 to date; the ratio of public transport and active travel measures to private transport in the case of both capital and current expenditures in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48432/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The 'Where your Money Goes" website, produced by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, available at the following link provides details of the Irish Government's expenditure data by sector including Transport. It provides interactive charts with drill-down capabilities to Land Transport and trend analysis of expenditure over the last ten years.

https://whereyourmoneygoes.gov.ie/en/ 

The following table sets out the investment in Road Improvement/Maintenance versus the investment in PSOs and Public Transport combined from 2016 onwards (figures in millions):

Subhead

Investment Type

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020 Budget

B3

Road  Improvement/Maintenance

720,073

781,334

908,853

1,033,052

1,162,171

B7+B8

PSOs and Public   Transport Combined

596,897

634,562

700,908

783,118

1,015,468

 

Approximate Ratio

55%:45%

55%:45%

56%:44%

57%:42%

53%:47%

In the area of active travel measures, as the Deputy may be aware, my Department has recently launched a public consultation to review Ireland’s sustainable mobility (active travel and public transport) policy. The review work arises from a commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government to review public transport policy “to ensure services are sustainable into the future and are meeting the needs of a modern economy”. The public consultation is designed to give stakeholders, interested parties and the general public the opportunity to reflect on the information and analysis in the papers, to share their views, and to contribute to the development of a Sustainable Mobility Policy Statement.