Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2332, 2333)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

2332. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated fare revenue that would be lost if a cap was placed on the maximum weekly transport fares at the same rate of caps in place on Leap card travel in Dublin, that is, €27.50 for an adult, €20.00 for a student and €8.50 for a child. [31606/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

2333. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the annual cost of implementing the daily and weekly transport fare cap in Dublin, that is €27.50 for an adult, €20.00 for a student and €8.50 for a child; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31607/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2332 and 2333 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the regulation of fares in relation to public passenger transport services. I have, therefore, referred the Deputy's questions to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.