Written answers

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Dublin Bus Services

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin North Central, Independent)
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245. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding Dublin Bus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3006/15]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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The maintenance of the Dublin Bus fleet is an operational  matter for the company.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for public transport infrastructure in the GDA including the funding of the Dublin Bus PSO fleet. My Department provides funding to the NTA each year for public transport projects and programmes including a rolling programme of fleet replacement and refurbishment for Dublin Bus PSO buses.

Over  2014/2015, funding of c€60m will be provided to Dublin Bus for the  purchase of 155 PSO buses.  The aim in the provision of this funding is to maintain the age profile of the Dublin Bus PSO fleet at an appropriate level to ensure a safe and modern bus network. A further amount of c€2.5m was provided in 2014 for the refurbishment of 100 buses.

I have referred the Deputy's specific query re emissions to Dublin Bus for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.


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