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Written Answers - Public Transport

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 560.  Deputy Peadar Tóibín Information on Peadar Tóibín Zoom on Peadar Tóibín  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  the reason the Bus Éireann Navan bus service cannot use the port tunnel. [6488/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar The issue raised is a matter for the National Transport Authority. I have referred the Deputy’s question to the [553]Authority for direct reply. Please inform my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

 561.  Deputy Peadar Tóibín Information on Peadar Tóibín Zoom on Peadar Tóibín  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  the timescale for licensing the Bus Éireann Navan bus service to use the port tunnel. [6489/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar The responsibility for the licensing of Public Bus Passenger Services was transferred under Statutory Instrument No. 566 of 2010 from my Department to the National Transport Authority (NTA) with effect from 1 December 2010.

In the circumstances, I have forwarded your correspondence to the NTA for its attention and direct reply. If you do not receive a reply within ten working days please notify my private office.


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