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Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Bus Services

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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56. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport for an update on the current status of a town bus service for Mullingar. [28287/24]

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 and New Town Services.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities for the rollout of new services, including in County Westmeath, 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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