Thursday, 14 October 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
94. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure that a transport service (details supplied) will be provided at an early date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50328/21]
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 policy and overall funding in relation to public transport nationally. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including the management of the Rural Transport Programme (RTP) which now operates under the Local Link brand.
In light of the NTA's responsibilities in the matters raised by the Deputy, 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.