AQO 4481/11-15

Mr Kieran McCarthy
Alliance Party

Tabled Date: 02/09/2013
Answered On Date: 10/09/2013
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on his Department’s proposal to allow all taxis to use bus lanes.

As a result of the Minister of the Environment’s original proposal, to introduce single tier licensing and other taxi reforms, by way of regulations to be made under the Taxis Act (2008), during 2013, my Department consulted on a proposal to permit all taxis to use bus lanes. The consultation document explored the various possible impacts on the use of bus lanes by taxis.
I understand the DOE Minister now intends to bring forward draft regulations in September 2014, on this proposal, which I await with interest.