Written answers

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental Funding

Photo of Darren O'RourkeDarren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein)
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48. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the areas in which the €360 million in active travel funding will be spent in 2022, in tabular form; the amount from each Department that makes up the funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57665/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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I am pleased to confirm that my Department has been allocated funding totaling €360 million in Budget 2022 for Active Travel and Greenways.

As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport and active travel; the National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure, including cycling and walking infrastructure and NTA allocates funding to projects identified by the local authorities working in cooperation with the NTA.

Over the coming weeks the NTA will be working to agree their programme allocations for the coming year as well as their allocations to specific Active Travel projects. Separately, Transport Infrastructure Ireland will determine which Greenway projects are funded in 2022.

Funding for cycling and walking infrastructure may also be allocated under schemes run by other Departments, e.g Urban and Rural Regeneration Funds and any such schemes are a matter for the relevant Minister.


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