Written answers

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Rural Transport Services

Marian Harkin (Sligo-Leitrim, Independent)
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269. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a LocalLink route (details supplied) in County Sligo; if he plans to discontinue the service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44154/20]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.

It is the National Transport Authority (NTA) which has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. The NTA also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme (RTP) which operates under the Local Link brand.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

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