Thursday, 12 May 2022
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
176. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of journeys that were cancelled by a provider (details supplied) on a route in both directions since this company won the tender from the NTA. [23982/22]
177. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a provider (details supplied) is currently operating a full service on a route; if not, if the company is providing a reduced service for example, a Saturday schedule service from Monday to Friday; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23983/22]
178. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the NTA intends to take action or issue fines for the ongoing failure of a provider (details supplied) to meet service targets on a route; the reason provided by the company for these failures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23984/22]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 176 to 178, inclusive, together.
As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport; however, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally and for the scheduling and timetabling of these services in conjunction with the relevant transport operators.
In light of the Authority's responsibility in this area, I have forwarded the Deputy's specific questions in relation to Go-Ahead Ireland Bus Route 120, to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.