Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Public Service Obligation Services
187. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the annual amount of subvention granted to each public transport provider in each of the past ten years to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45708/19]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.
The PSO funding provided to Iarnród Éireann, Bus Eireann and Bus Átha Cliath in 2009 is as follows:
|IÉ (€000)||BÉ (€000)||BÁC (€000)|
Since 2010, the award of Public Service Obligation (PSO) funding falls under the independent statutory remit of the National Transport Authority (NTA). The allocations to the companies are decided by the NTA in exercise of its statutory mandate and in accordance with the various contract arrangements that it has in place with PSO service providers. I have, therefore, referred the part of the Deputy’s question which relates to 2010 onwards to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.