Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Ceisteanna (289)

Cormac Devlin

Ceist:

289. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to plans by officials at Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to remove access to one lane of Deansgrange Road; if his officials have met with the council to consider the implications for public transport users including those who use bus routes to access important amenities such as Deansgrange Cemetery; if the NTA has been consulted in relation to the impact on bus journey times and the impact on the proposed BusConnects routes in the area; if he will publish the details of any reports prepared; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41412/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including the BusConnects programme.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.