Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (73)

Darren O'Rourke

Ceist:

73. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Transport the number of meetings he has had with taxi representatives since becoming Minister; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23230/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy will be aware, the regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013. The Advisory Committee on Small Public Service Vehicles, commonly referred to as the Taxi Advisory Committee, was established under the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 and continues in being under Section 72(1) of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 to perform the functions assigned to it under the 2013 Act.

I can confirm to the Deputy that following recent official-level from my Department at the Advisory Committee in July and August, I plan to hold my first virtual meeting with taxi industry representatives this Friday, 11th September to discuss the concerns of their members and the challenges faced by the sector.