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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Traffic Legislation (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: The maximum weight that a vehicle can tow is in accordance with the manufacturer’s design specifications. The towing capacity of a vehicle can be verified by consulting the owner’s handbook or the manufacturer’s statutory plate affixed to the vehicle. The towing capacity weight is the maximum weight of the trailer that the vehicle can tow. The towing capacity of any...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Disabled Drivers Permits (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: The Disabled Parking Permit is available to people, as drivers and passengers, living inIreland with a permanent disability, medical condition, severe mobility difficulties and to people who are registered blind.  The disabled parking scheme is operated on behalf of my Department by the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) and the Irish Wheelchair Association...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: The draft National Planning Framework which is the subject of public consultation at present looks at planning policy over the time horizon to 2040.  Once the Framework is finalised, it is envisaged that the proposed 10 year investment plan will set out the projects/programmes which can be undertaken over the next capital planning period.  In the interim, the extra allocations...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Ports Development (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: In line with National Ports Policy published in 2013, no State funding is provided to any commercial port company. National Ports Policy 2013 outlines that Irish ports must operate on a commercial basis without recourse to State funding for any activities. Ports are expected to fund their activities and capital infrastructure investment from their own resources.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Ports Policy (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy has referred to, in line with National Ports Policy published in 2013, no Exchequer funding is provided to any commercial port company. Irish ports have operated on a commercial basis without recourse to State funding since their corporatisation in the 1990s. Ports are expected to fund their activities, including all maintenance works and capital...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport Subsidies (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: Throughout the year I committed publicly to further increasing Public Service Obligation (PSO) funding levels in the future as resources allowed.  In Budget 2018 I secured an 8% increase in the overall Exchequer funding available for PSO services throughout the country. This means that in 2018 over €285 million will be allocated via the National Transport Authority...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network Expansion (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 216 and 224 together. As the Deputy is aware, the National Transport Authority's (NTA) Transport Strategy for the GDA 2016-2035 proposes implementation of the overall DART Expansion Programme involving electrification of the Northern line as far as Drogheda, the Kildare Line to Hazelhatch, the Sligo line to Maynooth in the west and to the M3 Parkway and...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Light Rail Projects (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 217 to 219, inclusive, 227 and 228 together. The Capital Plan, Building on Recovery: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016-2021, was published in September 2015 and set out the Government’s budgetary framework for public capital investment in Ireland over the period 2016-2021. The Capital plan confirmed a €9.6 billion capital envelope...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Transport Policy (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy is aware, the National Transport Authority's (NTA) Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) 2016-2035 provides the overarching framework for the planning and delivery of transport infrastructure and services in the GDA over the next two decades.  The strategy proposes the new Metro North project as the optimum long term public transport solution on the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Ports Policy (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: The Government published a National Ports Policy (NPP) in March 2013. Its core objective is to facilitate a competitive and effective market for maritime transport services. In keeping with National Ports Policy, the provision of adequate and efficient capacity into the future is a crucial strategic objective.  A copy of is available on my Department’s website at...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 222 and 223 together. The draft National Planning Framework which is the subject of public consultation at present looks at planning policy over the time horizon to 2040.  Once the Framework is finalised, it is envisaged that the proposed 10 year investment plan will set out the projects/programmes which can be undertaken over the next capital...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport Expenditure (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: The Capital Plan ‘Building on Recovery: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016-2021’ published in September 2015, confirmed a €9.6 billion capital envelope for transport over seven years and provided the following funding to progress key public transport projects included in the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) ‘Transport Strategy for the Greater...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects Expenditure (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects  is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  Within its capital budget,...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects Status (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects  is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  Within its capital budget,...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Services (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: The issue raised is a matter for Irish Rail and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the Company for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network Maintenance (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: The issue raised is a matter for Iarnród Éireann and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the Company for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme and in this context my Department is liaising with TII in relation to the outcome of Budget 2018 and the Capital Plan Review.  Within its budget, it is a matter for TII for decide on individual allocations, with the approval of its...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Promotion (19 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: This is an operational matter for the board and management of Fáilte Ireland.  Accordingly, I have referred the Deputy's question to the agency for further information and direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Dublin Bus Fleet (18 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy is aware, my Department provides annual funding to the National Transport Authority (NTA) for a rolling programme of bus replacement and refurbishment of the Dublin Bus PSO fleet.  The extent to which this funding is used to replace older vehicles or to expand the PSO fleet is determined by the NTA taking account of demand. Noting the NTA's...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Air Services Provision (18 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 180 and 181 together. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is responsible for aviation safety regulation in Ireland, as provided for under the Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993. The Deputy's questions have been referred to the IAA for direct reply. If a reply does not issue within 10 days please contact my Office.

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