Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (223, 226)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

223. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the degree to which an examination has been undertaken of the commuter facilities from Dublin to Kilcock via Confey and Leixlip, County Kildare with a view to identifying shortfalls or deficiencies in the facilities which need to be addressed in the short and medium term; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48507/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

226. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which a coordinated management plan in respect of road and rail services facilitating the north County Kildare commuter belt is ongoing or can be facilitated with a view to maximising all opportunities to improve quality and availability of the most effective and energy efficient methodology in terms of road and rail transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48510/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 223 and 226 together.

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 planning and development of public transport infrastructure and services in the Greater Dublin Area including north County Kildare, in consultation with the Public Transport companies.

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

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A
Question No. 224 answered with Question No. 213.