147. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to develop improved bus services for persons using the bus to access Connolly hospital and St. Francis Hospice in Dublin 15; his further plans to ensure buses serve the hospital on a more frequent basis and collect and drop off persons closer to the entrance to Connolly hospital; if real time bus displays and a bus shelter will be installed at the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19209/18 asked on 02 May 2018 - Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): The issue raised is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded the Deputy’s question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.
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1319. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a more direct bus route to connect western areas of County Dublin and the south side of Dublin city centre will be deployed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16417/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): The issue raised is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) in conjunction with the relevant transport operator and I have forwarded the Deputy’s question to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.
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534. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that no buses serve the IFSC area from Dublin 15; if new bus routes serving the IFSC area from Dublin 15 will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13990/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) is the statutory body with responsibility for overseeing the delivery of bus services and I have forwarded the Deputy’s question to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.
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556. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address issues regarding the disjointed nature of the bus lane along the N3, where at almost all junctions the bus must move out of the bus lane into traffic and then move back into the bus lane; if he will ensure buses can move more efficiently along the N3 without impediment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50332/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects  is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  Within its capital budget, the assessment and prioritisation of individual projects is a ma...

1804. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to improve bus services serving the Dublin 15 area; the position regarding the bus rapid transit routes for Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26519/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): ​The National Transport Authority (NTA) recently launched the BusConnects initiative which proposes a radical transformation of the bus system in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) that will involve, inter alia, the development of a network of ‘next generation’ bus corridors and a complete redesign of the network to be accompanied by a network of bus-based park and ride sites at strategic locations.  I am seeking additional funding for pu...

609. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the bus rapid transit project for Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 21653/17 asked on 09 May 2017 - Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA).
The NTA’s Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) 2016 - 2035 includes proposals for two specific BRT schemes, Blanchardstown to UCD and Clongriffin to Tallaght. The NTA is preparing an Implementation Plan for the delivery of the strategy for the period 2017 - 2022....

205. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the exact route of the new Dublin Bus radial route from Finglas to Dundrum and if this route will be publicly or privately operated under the new transport plan for Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16343/16 asked on 15 Jun 2016 - Dublin Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): I propose to take Questions Nos. 205 to 207, inclusive, together.
The issues raised are matters for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded the Deputy’s questions to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.
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206. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport why the 17A bus route is mentioned as being retained as an orbital route, but the orbital 220 route is not mentioned under the new transport plan for Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16344/16 asked on 15 Jun 2016 - Dublin Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): I propose to take Questions Nos. 205 to 207, inclusive, together.
The issues raised are matters for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded the Deputy’s questions to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.
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207. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will privatise bus routes 17A and 220; if he will consult residents; what will happen to route 40 if route 40D is to be a new core route under the new transport plan for Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16345/16 asked on 15 Jun 2016 - Dublin Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): I propose to take Questions Nos. 205 to 207, inclusive, together.
The issues raised are matters for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded the Deputy’s questions to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.
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832. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the public consultation and engagement criteria in relation to changing bus routes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6118/16 asked on 06 Apr 2016 - Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): ​The issues raised are matters for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded the Deputy’s question to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.
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837. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to have a shelter installed at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6193/16 asked on 06 Apr 2016 - Bus Services)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for developing public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA). The Authority’s functions include the securing, or provision, of bus stops, bus shelters, bus stations, bus stands and bus fleets. Noting this I have referred the Deputy’s question to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within t...