Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Park and Ride Facilities
503. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the need for a park and ride facility on the M1 at two interchanges (details supplied) at which cars park dangerously near these junctions daily; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4118/19]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the operation, improvement and maintenance of individual roads is a matter for the relevant road authority in relation to local and regional roads, or for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with the local authorities concerned, in relation to national roads.
Noting the above position and that the specific issue, to which you refer, relates to an operational matter for TII, I have referred the question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.