Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (764)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

764. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide in tabular form the level of Departmental funding allocated to SITT rural transport service for 2007-2013 inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8238/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I am advised by the National Transport Authority that funding dispersed to Seirbhís Iompair Tuaithe Teoranta (SITT) Rural Transport Programme (RTP) for 2007 to 2012 inclusive and an indicative amount for 2013, is set out in the table below.  Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta Teoranta (MFG) went into liquidation in September 2011 and SITT stepped into the role of ‘temporary provider’ of the RTP within the MFG geographical area in Donegal during 2011.  This funding is shown in a separate table also underneath.

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RTP Funds - Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Free Travel Pass Funds – Department of Social Protection

2007

€136,819.00

€14,041.00

2008

€190,408.00

€11,840.00

2009

€274,509.00

€19,564.00

2010

€292,131.00

€19,357.00

2011

€272,350.00

€26,314.00

2012

€225,589.00

€35,292.00

2013*

€114,635.00

€18,379.00

Total

€1,506,441.00

€144,787.00

Total All Funds

€1,651,228.00

* This is an indicative allocation for the period January to June 2013.

The above figures relate to SITT for the delivery of the RTP within SITT’s own catchment area.

  Below are the amounts dispersed to SITT for the MFG area 2011 to 2012 and an indicative amount for 2013.

Year

MFG Area: RTP Funds DTAS

MFG Area: FTP Funds DSP

2011

€96,487.00

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2012

€213,094.75

€18,766.00

2013*

€103,396.00

€10,951.00

Total

412,977.75

29,717.00

Total All Funds

€442,694.75

* This is an indicative allocation for the period January to June 2013.