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Public Transport

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 June 2022

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Ceisteanna (204)

Marian Harkin

Ceist:

204. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Transport if he will provide an update and definite timeline for the launch of the new Local Link bus service Coolaney to Sligo Town via Ballisodare, Ransboro and Maugheraboy which includes the S3 route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34278/22]

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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 securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. The NTA also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme which operates under the TFI Local Link brand.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities for TFI Local Link services, including in County Sligo, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

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