Kelly, Alan

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 742 No. 1

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Priority Questions - Public Transport

The funding of public service obligation, PSO, services is governed by public transport contracts between the National Transport Authority, NTA, and the three CIE subsidiaries. In 2011, Dublin Bus wi...More Button

There are no decisions made on the subvention that will be in place in the next few years. I have some sympathy with what the Deputy is saying about Dublin’s subvention being one of the lowest in Eur...More Button

We will try to retain the maximum number of services. In doing so, we will try to lower costs, drive more people onto the buses and create efficiencies so people will be more interested in using publ...More Button

Priority Questions - Rural Transport Services

There is recognition within the programme for Government of the importance of the rural transport programme. My Department is currently exploring efficiencies that can be achieved by bringing togethe...More Button

I probably come from a smaller rural community than Deputy Troy and, therefore, am very conscious of and passionate about this issue. I fully intend to support transport services in rural areas becau...More Button

The reports will be published in the coming weeks. The pilot schemes are in the north west and north east. The findings are contained in the reports and when they are published the Deputy will see t...More Button

Other Questions - Travel Tax

Deputy Troy would not know about it anyway.More Button

Other Questions - Bus Passenger Information Systems

Asked the minister: his plans to roll out real time passenger information systems for bus users outside of Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Other Questions - Public Transport

In accordance with the programme for Government, I recognise the need to rebalance transport policy to favour public transport. The public transport system will play a critical role in supporting a re...More Button

It is a benefit that the Labour Party is in government and that a Labour Party Minister of State has responsibility for public transport. We are fully committed to public transport and maintaining pu...More Button

I will mention a statistic brought to my attention recently by Dublin Bus and the National Transport Authority. The changes that have taken place with regard to the network and many of the routes hav...More Button

Other Questions - Taxi Licences

I propose to take Questions Nos. 15, 35 and 43 together. Specific proposals such as providing taxi licences to public house owners in rural areas or determining vehicle standards that apply to taxi l...More Button

I thank the Deputy for his comments. There are specific issues with regard to rural Ireland. The issues that relate to the taxi and hackney industry in Dublin, Cork, Limerick or Waterford do not rel...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport

The issue raised is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA). I have referred the Deputy’s question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a repl...More Button

Written Answers - Value for Money Reviews

As agreed in the Programme for Government, we are currently exploring efficiencies that can be made by bringing together aspects of HSE transport, school transport, the Rural Transport Programme and o...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport

Dublin Bus will receive €72.4 million in Exchequer funding in 2011 for the provision of public service obligation services. The services provided form part of the public service contract between Dubli...More Button

The last decade has seen substantial levels of capital investment in transport infrastructure to improve our public transport network throughout the country. It will clearly not be possible to maintai...More Button

Written Answers - Taxi Regulations

The review of taxi regulation which I am chairing, is examing all aspects of taxi regulation and will make specific recommendations on matters such as licensing, enforcement, vehicle standards, supply...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 206 to 209, inclusive, together. While the taxi regulation review is pressing ahead with its work under my chairmanship, the NTA retains its regulatory functions unde...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Bus and rail fares are a matter for the operating companies in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA). I have referred the Deputy’s question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport

Bus and rail fares are a matter for the operating companies in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA). I have referred the Deputy’s question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise...More Button

Written Answers - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

While there is no specific carbon reduction target for the transport sector, the sector has been contributing to reductions in these emissions. The most recent EPA figures for greenhouse gas emission...More Button


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