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    Department of Transport: 1999

    10 years ago mary O' Rourke was talking about the 'great progress' made towards integrated ticketing for public transport in Dublin.
    How much has been spent since? Is there any accountability for money spent?
    Does the blame for the fact that we still do not have this lie with politicians, Dept. of Transport or companies involved?

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    The only money spent is that to increase bureaucracy, that I can see. And for changing paint jobs on buses and trains every couple of years. Infrastructure, forget it. CIE should have integrated its ticketing when it was nominally one company...

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    Not surprising really given the caliber of the FF muppets who occupied this ministry for the last 10 years

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    Depressingly i think we're going to find that the reason for delay is because of squabbles over pricing and who gets what cut of each ticket purchased

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    Quote Originally Posted by birthday View Post
    Department of Transport: 1999

    10 years ago mary O' Rourke was talking about the 'great progress' made towards integrated ticketing for public transport in Dublin....

    More waffle about integrated ticketing right now at the Transport Committee.

    The head of the new National Transport Authority, Gerry Murphy, says that there are 15 people "working flat-out on this".

    Absolutely incredible!

    How do these clowns continue to get away with this kind of (very expensive) nonsense? We seem to have an infinite supply of half-wits to head up a constant procession of new quangos, which replace other quangos run by other half-wits.

    Over ten years just to get a ticketing system in place for a small city like Dublin! Sickening!!


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    Just put the Dublin Bus ticket readers on all public transport.

    Just rebrand the commuter ticket from Dublin Bus to Dublin Bus / Luas

    Split the cost

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    This is how they do it in Geneva!

    Sorry the link is in French but you might get the gist of things.

    With the current attitude there will never be anything similar in Dublin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkknight View Post
    More waffle about integrated ticketing right now at the Transport Committee.

    The head of the new National Transport Authority, Gerry Murphy, says that there are 15 people "working flat-out on this".

    Absolutely incredible!

    How do these clowns continue to get away with this kind of (very expensive) nonsense? We seem to have an infinite supply of half-wits to head up a constant procession of new quangos, which replace other quangos run by other half-wits.

    Over ten years just to get a ticketing system in place for a small city like Dublin! Sickening!!


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    I have no source for this but was recently deflated in a meeting when I heard that some of those 15 had just been around the world to "learn" from Hong Kong, Singapore, London, etc. but thought that the best way forward was to start from scratch ad not adopt any of these models!! I really feel a good investigative journalist could get some mileage out of this as it seems like another sickening waste of public money the way that it is being approached.
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    What are you talking about ..... hasn't Dublin the greatest public transport system in the world .... it must have ,

    surely no councillor would make life so difficult for motorists with the worlds first 30kmph city centre ,europes most expensive on street parking and the north and south city centre unreachable by anything other than public transport for 6 hours a day ................unless Public transport initiatives were in place ... surely ....surely

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    If you handed the present incumbents the following:

    • a mug
    • a spoon
    • a bowl of sugar
    • a jug of milk
    • a jar of Nescafe

    and asked them to make a coffee with milk and one sugar, you'd end up with:
    • a mug of sugar
    • milk poured into the jar of Nescafe
    • a broken jug
    • a missing spoon

    I personally know someone who was involved in the early days of this who was gobsmacked at the ineptitude of some of the other people involved, the petty squabbling and turf protection and, as Garlandgreen correctly pointed out, who gets what cut. 10 years later and here we still are, and there's talk of a Smart Economy now?
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