Thursday, 22 October 2020

Ceisteanna (45, 46)

Holly Cairns

Ceist:

45. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Transport the status of the bike station at King John's Castle and Limerick Institute of Technology which was committed to in 2017 by the National Transport Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32264/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Holly Cairns

Ceist:

46. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Transport the reason for and a breakdown of the additional €273,000 provided by the NTA to a company (details supplied) on 2 July 2019 which was in addition to the €1.2 million annual lump sum price paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32265/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 45 and 46 together.

As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to sustainable mobility infrastructure. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations including the development and management of public bike schemes. Decisions, including allocations to schemes, contracts, operation and expansion of existing and proposed bike schemes fall under the remit of the National Transport Authority (NTA).

Noting the NTA's responsibilities in the matter, I have referred your questions to the NTA for a more detailed reply . Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.