Dáil Éireann - Volume 507 - 29 June, 1999
Written Answers. - Public Transport.
Mr. Callely Mr. Callely
60. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Public Enterprise if she will recommend to all public service transport providers working under the aegis of her Department, particularly the semi-State bodies, that the purchase of transport vehicles should be conditional on they being environmentally friendly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16273/99]
Mrs. O'Rourke Mrs. O'Rourke
Minister for Public Enterprise (Mrs. O'Rourke): I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 35 of 18 February 1999.
My Department has allocated a sum of £20,000 to part fund a trial involving the use by Dublin Bus of a vehicle fuelled by Liquid Petroleum Gas, LPG. Dublin Bus is at present in negotiation with a bus manufacturer about the leasing of a suitable bus. In addition, Dublin Bus, in a joint-venture with Bord Gáis Éireann, is operating, on a trial basis, a single-decker bus using Compressed Natural Gas, CNG.
Dáil Éireann 507 Written Answers. Public Transport.