Written answers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Dublin Port Tunnel

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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516. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost of allowing small public service vehicles, SPSVs, to utilise the Dublin Tunnel free of charge. [9073/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy in relation to national roads. The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects on national roads are a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the relevant local authority.

More specifically, the statutory powers to levy tolls on national roads, to make toll bye-laws and to enter into toll agreements with private investors are vested in TII under Part V of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended by the Planning and Development Act 2000 and the Roads Act 2007). TII is also best placed to assess the composition of traffic using the Port Tunnel.

Noting the above, I am referring the question to TII for direct reply within 10 working days. Please inform my private office if you do not receive the information.


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