Thursday, 30 July 2020

Ceisteanna (254)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

254. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to ensure that the holders of annual taxsaver bus and rail tickets are compensated for the period of months when they were unable to access public transport due to the Covid-19 pandemic; the reason such compensation has not occurred to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20379/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport in Ireland.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the regulation of fares in relation to public passenger transport services.  The NTA issued a press statement on 1 May last which provides an outline as to how customers of the TaxSaver monthly and annual public transport tickets are to be accommodated. 

Accordingly, I have 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.