To ask the Minister for Transport the annual running costs of the Port Tunnel in each year since it opened; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Olivia Mitchell.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 30th September, 2008.
Ref No: 32077/08
Answered by the Minister for Transport (Noel Dempsey TD)
As Minister for Transport I am responsible for policy and funding matters relating to the national road element of Transport 21. However, the detailed planning, design and implementation of all aspects of individual road improvement schemes including the Dublin Port Tunnel and the financial aspects of its operation are, under Section 17 of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended) a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the relevant local authorities concerned- in this case Dublin City Council.