Thursday, 7 November 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Cycling Facilities Funding
192. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 224 of 24 October 2019, the details of the allocated €91 million to the two principal active travel funding programmes under budget 2020; the specific projects it is planned to cover; and the breakdown between walking and cycling. [45856/19]
193. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 224 of 24 October 2019, the breakdown of the €48 million towards the two principal active travel funding programmes; and the projects covered. [45857/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 192 and 193 together.
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport, including active travel programmes. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for the allocation of funding at project level.
I understand that since Budget 2020 the NTA has reviewed its overall capital investment programme for 2020 to take account of Budgetary allocations, expected project requirements and other relevant matters and there has been a small increase to the total allocation proposed for the two active travel related programmes which now total €99million as opposed to €91million.
Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's questions to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.