Thursday, 11 April 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
National Transport Authority
184. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if it is a statutory requirement of the National Transport Authority to attend local authority meetings on transport if they are requested to do so. [17185/19]
I am aware that the National Transport Authority (NTA) is always willing to facilitate attendance at meetings of local authorities whenever possible. I am advised for instance that the Chief Executive of the NTA recently attended meetings of Wicklow and Kildare County Councils. However, there is no statutory requirement of the NTA to attend local authority meetings.
Section 42 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008 requires the NTA to "keep itself informed of the policies, objectives, resolutions and guidelines of any public authority, the functions of which have, or may have, a bearing on the matters with which the Authority is concerned."