Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (223, 225)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

223. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Transport the reason a person who holds a free travel pass cannot book an online ticket with Bus Éireann; his plans to change this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26567/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

225. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Transport the reason holders of a free travel card can book a seat online with Irish Rail but are unable to book a seat with Bus Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26569/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 223 and 225 together.

As the Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport.

The issue raised is an operational matter for Bus Éireann and I have forwarded the Deputy's questions to the company for direct reply.

Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 51