Written Answers - Public Transport.

Thursday, 30 June 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 605 No. 5

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  424.  Mr. Gilmore  Information on Eamon Gilmore  Zoom on Eamon Gilmore   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen   the total amount spent by the State in public transport over the past five years, broken down by year and by project; the total amount spent on road building by the State for each year in the past five years; and the number and percentage of cars here that are either electric or hybrid electric. [23919/05]

Minister for Transport (Mr. Cullen): Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen  The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following tables.

Project 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Total
€m €m €m €m €m €m
Road Improvement 622.2 908.2 1,083.5 1,169.4 1,178.9 4,962.2
Luas 71 127 127 129 130 584
Railway Safety 123.86 148.45 127.16 103.94 86.71 590.12
Rolling Stock 23.56 5.59 62.52 88.28 76.25 256.2
Iarnród Éireann Projects 5.83 21.82 42.87 82.4 79.55 232.47
Dublin Bus Projects 22.53 22.06 28.01 12.69 5.01 90.3
Bus Éireann Projects 6.48 19.9 2.81 9.57 3.33 42.09
Other Public Transport Projects 0 0 0 5.49 9.49 14.98
Accessibility 0 0 2.1 2.48 3 7.58
Integrated Ticketing 0 0 0.35 1.87 3.61 5.83
Rural Transport Initiative 0 0.17 3 3 3 9.17
Transport Interchanges 0 0 0 0.12 0.78 0.9
Research 0 0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4
Traffic Management 18.12 23.48 15.04 18.72 27.9 103.26

[1887]The position on electric or hybrid electric cars is set out below.

Type of Fuel 2002 2003 2004
Electric 70(0.0038%)
88(0.0045%)
90(0.0044%)
Petrol/Electric 8(0.0004%)
12(0.0006%)
248(0.0122%)
Total Vehicles 1,850,046 1,937,429 2,036,307


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