Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (242)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

242. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will outline the service provided by the new Real Time Ireland application by the National Transport Authority, integrating all real time arrival information services from Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, DART, Irish Rail and Luas; if the application development was publicly procured; the total cost of the application to date and if he will clarify any outstanding payments; if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the number of downloads that have occurred to date of the application available for download on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Android marketplace for smartphones and tablet devices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32407/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. Following the establishment of the National Transport Authority (NTA) on 1st December 2009, the provision of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), such as Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) comes under the remit of the NTA. In addition one of the Authority's principal functions is to promote the development of an integrated, accessible public transport network.

Noting this, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.