Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental Expenditure

Photo of Marc MacSharryMarc MacSharry (Sligo-Leitrim, Fianna Fail)
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1003. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure of his Department from 1 January to 31 December 2019 under tshe heading B8.1 Smarter Travel/Sustainable Urban Transport; the individual projects and associated expenditure of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6120/20]

Photo of Gino KennyGino Kenny (Dublin Mid West, People Before Profit Alliance)
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1046. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure of his Department from 1 January to 31 December 2019 under the heading of B8.5 Cycling and Walking; the individual projects and associated expenditure on each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6699/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 1003 and 1046 together.

As the Deputies may be aware, funding for walking and cycling is provided under a number of different programmes, of which the two principal ones are the Smarter Travel/Sustainable Urban Transport and the Cycling and Walking programmes.

The total funding for both programmes in 2019 was approximately €44m as set out below (some figures have been rounded) –

Subhead  Programme Amount
B8.1 Smarter Travel / Sustainable Urban Transport Programme €17m
B8.5 Cycling & Walking Programme €27m

Under both programmes funding at individual project level is largely managed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have therefore referred your question to the NTA for

a more detailed reply with regard to individual projects. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

However, within the Smarter Travel/Sustainable Urban Transport Programme, a portion of the funding (€4.3m in 2019) is directly administered by my Department and relates to –

- Bike Week;

- Workplace and Campus Programmes;  

- Cycle Right training programme; and 

- INTERREG (EU sponsored cross-border programme).

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