Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
817. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on recent reporting that the NTA is preventing the introduction of a new ride-sharing rural taxi scheme that would be operated through an online platform. [31184/19]
As the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and statutory frameworks in relation to public transport. The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry - which encompasses taxis, hackneys and limousines - is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.
Therefore, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days