Written answers

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Bus Services

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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206. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of new buses on order by the NTA with a company (details supplied) that have passed the expected delivery data; the number of orders with the company expected for delivery in 2020 and 2021; the reason for the delay in delivering the new fleet; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50513/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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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 the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including bus fleet purchase.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.


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