Dáil Éireann - Volume 661 - 24 September, 2008
Written Answers. - Public Transport.
Deputy Paul Gogarty Deputy Paul Gogarty
Deputy Paul Gogarty asked the Minister for Transport if Dublin Bus has applied for funding for new routes in the Lucan and Clondalkin areas; if such funding will be provided; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Dublin Bus says such funding has been applied for, although his Department informed this Deputy that it had not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31091/08]
Deputy Noel Dempsey Deputy Noel Dempsey
Deputy Noel Dempsey: A total of €80.628 million in Exchequer funding has been allocated to Dublin Bus in 2008 towards the cost of loss-making economically necessary services which it provides as part of its network of bus services in the Dublin area. The deployment of this funding, and its funding from fare receipts, across its network of routes, including routes in Lucan and Clondalkin, is a matter for Dublin Bus. Dublin Bus has not sought specific or additional funding for services in the Lucan or Clondalkin area additional to the €80.628 million referred to above.
Dáil Éireann 661 Written Answers. Public Transport.