Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
We discussed the commitments in the programme for Government for public transport last October, specifically the 220 and 220X bus services for Ballincollig. At the time we understood from the Taoiseach that there would be improvements within weeks on the five buses per hour schedule. That was last October. Although the late evening aspect has come through, a large part of the plan has not materialised. People are still standing and waiting for buses in Grange Cross, Rosewood, on the main street and up along the Model Farm Road.
Every agency is seeking to make this happen, including the National Transport Authority and Bus Éireann. I am pursuing them. The Taoiseach has a particular interest in making this happen too. Is there anything that can be said to people who are now standing at those bus stops waiting for an improved bus service? We are hearing of dates in January and possibly even later. Can we give assurance that there will be no further slippage?