Thursday, 3 February 2022
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
National Transport Authority
216. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the National Transport Authority considers employee pay and conditions as a part of the process of awarding tenders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5530/22]
As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. However, I am not involved in the operations of public transport.
The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally and for decisions regarding the criteria applied when awarding tenders for those services.
I have, therefore, forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.