Question to ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport:
To ask his plans to roll out a scheme similar to the Leap card for public transport users in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 12th February, 2013.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Leo Varadkar):
Responsibility to develop, procure, implement, operate and maintain the integrated ticketing system in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) became the function of the National Transport Authority (NTA) with effect from 30th September 2010 in accordance with section 58 of the Dublin Transport Authority (DTA) Act 2008. In addition, section 63 of the DTA Act 2008 extends the NTA’s remit in relation to integrated ticketing to the rest of the State.
Noting this I have referred the Deputy’s question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you don’t receive a reply within 10 working days.