Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (207, 208, 209)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

207. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport the amount paid by motorists to date at the toll bridges between junctions five and six and between junctions nine and ten on the M3. [27087/20]

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Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

208. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport when the M3 motorway tolls will cease to remain in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27088/20]

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Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

209. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport the profit the State has made from the toll bridges between junctions five and six and between junctions nine and ten on the M3. [27089/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 207 to 209, inclusive, together.

As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and to secure funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the operation and management of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

Matters relating to the day-to-day operations regarding national roads, including toll roads and the establishment of a system of tolls, are within the remit of TII. More specifically, the statutory power to levy tolls, to make toll bye-laws and to enter into agreements with private investors are vested in TII under Part V of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended).

Noting the above position, I have referred your questions to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.