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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Roads Maintenance Funding (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of local authorities, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants.  The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the local...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Bus Services (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.   The issue raised is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) in conjunction with the relevant transport operator and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and operation of the national road network is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  Noting the above position, I...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Roads Maintenance Funding (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 305 and 309 together. The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of local authorities, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants. The initial selection and prioritisation of works...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Cruinnithe an Aire (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: Bhí teagmháil agam le Cumann na nÁitritheoirí maidir le drochbhail Bóthar Derrartha le linn cuairt a thabhairt ar Ghaillimh Dé hAoine 2ú Feabhra. Is féidir liom a dhearbhú go raibh teagmháil níos mó ag an ngrúpa liom le déanaí agus cé nach bhfuil mé in ann bualadh leo thug mé nuashonrú don...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Services (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.  However, I am not involved in the day to day operations of public transport, nor decisions on the issue of rail fares in any part of the country.  Following the establishment of the National Transport Authority (NTA) in December 2009, the NTA is the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport Data (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 310 to 315, inclusive, together. The National Transport Authority (NTA) is responsible for the collection and publication of statistics relating to public transport and I have forwarded the Deputy's questions to the NTA 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: Bus Éireann Services (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. Expressway services are operated by Bus Éireann on a commercial basis in a similar fashion to any other commercial licensed bus service. Commercial licensed bus services do not receive any taxpayer funding, in contrast to those socially necessary but...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Noise Pollution (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: The work carried out since the Government decision at the beginning of the year has involved officials - from my Department and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government - working on Draft Heads of a Bill.   That work, which I am advised has been very detailed and technical in nature, is primarily focusing on the interaction between the Noise...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Roads Maintenance Funding (19 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of local authorities, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants.  The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the local...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Traffic Legislation (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: Motor tax, insurance and NCT discs are required to be displayed on a vehicle being used in a public place.  Use includes leaving a vehicle stationary. There are no plans to review these requirements. The Cost of Insurance Working Group, chaired by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Mr. Eoghan Murphy, T.D., in his former role as Minister of State at the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Services (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: The issue raised is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA 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: Public Transport Fares (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.  However, I am not involved in the day to day operations of public transport, nor decisions on the issue of rail fares in any part of the country.  Following the establishment of the National Transport Authority (NTA) in December 2009, the NTA is the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: National Driver Licensing Service (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: This is a matter for the Road Safety Authority. I have referred the question to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response is not received within 10 days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rural Transport Programme (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 207 to 211, inclusive, together. As I advised the Deputy in response to similar questions last January, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme (RTP) which now operates under the "Local Link" brand. In light of the NTA's responsibilities...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Taxi Data (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.  In order to support an increase in the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) in Ireland's SPSV fleet, licences for new taxis or hackneys will only be granted in respect...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Taxi Regulations (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.  At present, the transfer of SPSV licences is prohibited under section 14(1) of the 2013 Act which was commenced with effect from 6 April 2014. However, in the case of the death of a licence...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Taxi Regulations (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 214 and 215 together. The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA).  The Authority's functions, along with the functions of taxi enforcement officers, are established under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013. My Department has regular liaison...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Taxi Regulations (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy may be aware, I asked the National Transport Authority (NTA) to conduct a public consultation on rickshaws last year, which concluded at the end of September. A report on the consultation, along with recommendations by the NTA, were submitted to my Department in the latter part of 2017.  My Department is now considering a range...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network (18 Apr 2018)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy is aware, work commenced last year to complete a detailed design and prepare tender documents for a new train station at Pelletstown which is located approximately mid-way between Broombridge and Ashtown railway stations. In light of the National Transport Authority's statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport...

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