Written answers

Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Bus Services

Photo of Marian HarkinMarian Harkin (Sligo-Leitrim, Independent)
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67. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport for an update on the proposed new Local Link bus service from Kinlough, County Leitrim to Grange, County Sligo via Ballintrillick; the timeline for when the service is due to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28347/24]

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 TFI Local Link services and the rollout of services under the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities for public transport services in Counties Leitrim and Sligo, 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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