Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008
Integrated ticketing scheme.
58.— (1) The Authority shall develop, procure, implement, operate and maintain an integrated ticketing scheme in a fair and non-discriminatory manner for public transport in the GDA or such other areas or public passenger transport services as may be specified by the Minister under section 63 .
(2) The Authority may assign any or all of its functions in relation to the development, procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance of an integrated ticketing scheme to a third party.
(3) The Authority may terminate or vary at any time an assignment of functions under subsection (2).
(4) The Authority shall prescribe measures for the regulation of an integrated ticketing scheme including revenue-sharing among the public transport operators involved.
(5) Any integrated ticketing system established or in design at the time of commencement of this section, in accordance with the order revoked by subsection (11), is transferred to the Authority. Any contract entered into by or property belonging to the RPA in relation to such a system transfers to the Authority.
(6) Notwithstanding any enactment, other rules of law or, in the case of a company any provision contained in the memorandum and articles of association of that company, the Authority shall give a direction to all or such public transport operators as it considers appropriate to—
( a) be members of an integrated ticketing scheme,
( b) install any necessary equipment in their vehicles, at their premises or at the premises of persons acting as their agents, and
( c) comply with requirements specified by the Authority for an integrated ticketing scheme.
(7) Notwithstanding subsection (6), the Authority and a public transport operator which is not providing public passenger transport services in accordance with a public transport services contract may enter into an agreement for the purposes of the public transport operator being a member of an integrated ticketing scheme.
(8) Where during the development of an integrated ticketing scheme the Authority—
( a) gives a direction under subsection (6)(b) or (c) to a public transport operator which is not providing public passenger transport services in accordance with a public transport services contract, or
( b) makes an agreement under subsection (7),
it shall reimburse the public transport operator such additional costs in relation to the installation and integration of the integrated ticketing equipment as is deemed reasonable by the Authority.
(9) ( a) The Authority is the owner of any information or data related to an integrated ticketing scheme generated by—
(i) the Authority or a third party who has been assigned a function under subsection (2), or
(ii) a public transport operator who is a member of the integrated ticketing scheme.
( b) The Authority or a third party who has been assigned a function under subsection (2) shall provide adequate safeguards to ensure the security of commercially sensitive data received from members of the integrated ticketing scheme and shall ensure that such data are not disclosed to third parties without the consent of the relevant member.
( c) Nothing in paragraph (b) prevents the use of information or data generated or provided under this section for the purposes of other functions of the Authority, or the provision of the data to other statutory authorities for the discharge of their functions, provided that such use does not result in the disclosure of, what is in the opinion of the Authority, commercially sensitive information in relation to an identifiable person or public transport operator except with the consent of such person or operator.
(10) Where the Authority terminates or varies an assignment in accordance with subsection (3), it shall recompense the assignee for the reasonable costs, if any, incurred by it up to the time of termination or variation.
(12) In this section “integrated ticketing scheme” means a scheme of ticketing which enables a passenger to access one or more public passenger transport services for a single trip or multiple trips on such services, irrespective of the number of public passenger transport services or operators involved in making that trip or those trips.
Modifications (not altering text):
Remit of functions assigned to the National Transport Authority under section extended (30.09.2010) by National Transport Authority (Extension of Remit) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 467 of 2010), in effect as per art. 1(2).
2. The functions assigned to the National Transport Authority under section 58 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008 (No. 15 of 2008) are extended generally outside the GDA to all areas of the State.