Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ceisteanna (394, 395)

Martin Heydon

Ceist:

394. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the usage of the extended rural transport LocalLink services that cover weekend and late night journeys which were initiated as a pilot; if data is available on the journeys taken; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53692/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Martin Heydon

Ceist:

395. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to further expand the usage of the rural transport LocalLink services following the success of the extended weekend late night pilot scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53693/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 394 and 395 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 securing the provision of public transport services nationally. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme, which now operates under the 'Local Link' brand.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter, I have referred your questions to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

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