Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
86. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which all public transport is in the course of decarbonisation; the achievements to date in this regard; the projections for the future, including timelines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62302/21]
As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. In that regard I have ensured very strong policy commitments have been made in relation to transitioning our publicly subvented bus fleets to zero emission vehicles, expanding electrified commuter rail services and using the Strategic Rail Review to identify an appropriate pathway to decarbonising inter-urban rail.
Noting the NTA's statutory responsibility or the planning and development of public transport infrastructure, including procurement for the PSO bus and rail fleets, 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.