Thursday, 19 January 2023
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
29. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the BusConnects proposals due to be introduced in Dublin in 2023 will face delays as a result of driver shortages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2374/23]
97. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the introduction of a looped bus service for Bray and Greystones, County Wicklow, as proposed under BusConnects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2132/23]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 29 and 97 together.
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 the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including BusConnects Dublin.
Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, 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.