Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Ceisteanna (871)

Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

884 Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress that has been made on introducing a student Leap card; if it will be available for the forthcoming academic year 2012 to 2013; if a launch date has been identified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34387/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

Responsibility to develop, procure, implement, operate and maintain the integrated ticketing system (ITS) 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. The timeframe for the introduction of the Student Leap card is an operational issue for the Authority and I have no function in such matters. 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 10 working days.