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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 17 May 2022

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Ceisteanna (234)

Alan Dillon

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234. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Transport the long-term plans that are in place to accommodate wheelchair users on bus and public transport throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24460/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding for public transport. While accessibility features, such as wheelchair accessibility, are built into all new public transport infrastructure and vehicles from the design stage, there is ongoing work to retrofit existing public transport fleets and infrastructure.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for developing an accessible, integrated and sustainable public transport network.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities for accessible public transport services, I have forwarded your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

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