Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
846. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps being taken to ensure that the Covid-19 social distancing transport and public realm plans being proposed by the National Transport Authority take into account the needs of persons with disabilities; if consultation will take place with service user and representative groups; if the proposals are in line with guidance and best practice on access for persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10969/20]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.
Under the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for promoting the development of an integrated, accessible public transport network.
I understand that the Deputy's Question relates to the Dublin City Covid Mobility Programme. While the Programme was developed jointly between Dublin City Council (DCC) and the NTA, it is Dublin City Council which has responsibility for implementing this Programme. I understand that DCC has published its contact points for the Programme, so that individuals and groups can contact DCC directly to outline any specific concerns which they have about the implementation of the Programme.