Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
559. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the LocalLink bus service for counties Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon can be extended to the Ballydangan and Creagh areas of County Roscommon in view of the withdrawal of the Bus Éireann stops from the expressway services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9532/19]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.
The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme which now operates under the Local Link brand.
In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter, I have referred 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.