Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (26)

Joan Collins

Ceist:

26. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the disability community were not consulted by the NTA in relation to BusConnects which is in contravention with Article 4 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. [48136/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

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 planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including the BusConnects programme.

I am aware that the NTA has engaged in extensive consultations  since the BusConnects project was first initiated and continues to proactively engage with all relevant stakeholders and citizens generally.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

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