Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
39. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the plans his Department has to address the carbon dioxide trap that is the toll at Dublin Port Tunnel; if he recognises the urgent need to remove the toll to reduce carbon emissions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62290/21]
As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and securing exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the operation and management of individual national roads, including the Dublin Port Tunnel, is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.In this context, TII is best placed to advise you.
Noting the above position, I have referred your question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.