Written answers

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Bus Services

Photo of Duncan SmithDuncan Smith (Dublin Fingal, Labour)
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75. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide additional funding for the design of a 24-hour north south and east west bus route to be included in the draft BusConnects plan for Cork ahead of the expiry deadline for public consultation. [59414/21]

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.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for public bus services and investment in bus infrastructure and is leading the development of the BusConnects Cork programme.

The issues raised by the Deputy would seem like a useful input into what is an early stage of consultation on the proposed new bus network for Cork and I would certainly encourage these types of issues to be submitted into the consultation process.

Noting their responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.


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