Friday, 7 September 2018
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Dublin Bus Services
1144. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied that the National Transport Authority is undertaking sufficient public consultation in respect of the BusConnects project; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the consultation sessions across the greater Dublin area are not in the format of community meetings but, rather, information stands; his views on the fact that commuters need a more in-depth consultative process to ensure the success of the revision of the greater Dublin area public transport network; his plans in relation to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36954/18]
As the Deputy is aware the “Dublin Area Bus Network Redesign Public Consultation Report” was published by the National Transport Authority (NTA) on 2 July. A public consultation process on the Network Redesign proposals launched on 16 July was immediately followed by local and national representative’s briefings and publication of proposals. The public consultation process will run until 28th September.
The NTA and Dublin Bus have embarked on a process of full public consultation involving local brochures, local face-to-face events organised at various locations around the city, digital imaging of the network, online surveys and consultation with user groups.
I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA for a further update on the matters raised.