Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ceisteanna (235, 236, 237)

Seán Kyne

Ceist:

235. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in the context of the introduction of reduced fares for young persons aged between 16 and 18, where the cost of such reductions will be borne; and if the introduction of this measure will result in increased fares for other passengers. [23948/14]

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Seán Kyne

Ceist:

236. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which, in the context of the withdrawal of paper tickets for public transport and the introduction of a smaller number of prepaid ticketing options for leap cards only, it is proposed to offer good value and easily obtainable ticket options for public transport for tourists and visitors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23949/14]

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Seán Kyne

Ceist:

237. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress to date in opening up bus routes to competition; if it is intended to, in terms of future opening up of routes outside of Dublin, group urban routes with rural routes in tenders given the greater financial return of urban routes but the necessity of rural routes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23950/14]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 235 to 237, inclusive, together.

The issues raised are matters for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded 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.