Written answers

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Transport Policy

Photo of Colm BurkeColm Burke (Cork North Central, Fine Gael)
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38. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on stakeholder engagement on the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan; if he will outline the implementation of the plan going forward; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46182/22]

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 securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. The NTA also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including delivering the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, which is a major national public transport initiative with the aim of increasing public transport connectivity, particularly for people living outside the major cities and towns.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities for the rollout of services and stakeholder engagement under Connecting Ireland, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.


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