Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (540)

Eamon Scanlon


540. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will revise the local area hackney scheme by changing the area within which a driver may pick up passengers from the existing 5 km to 7 km to an increased area of 16 km to 20 km from their home addresses for towns and villages in which the population does not exceed 1,500; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51688/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) sector, including the conditions that apply to local area hackney licences, is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.

Given the role of the NTA as regulator, I have forwarded your correspondence to the Authority for consideration and direct reply. Please advise this office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.

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