Ellis welcomes new integrated public transport app

Sinn Féin Transport spokesperson, Dessie Ellis TD, has welcomed the launch of the new Real Time Ireland App today which offers up-to-the-minute information on public transport across the state. The app is now available for free for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

Deputy Ellis said:

“This is a very good step advancing on from a number of separate applications, unofficial efforts and the Real Time signage developed by Dublin Bus.

“I have long been calling for this to be realised and I welcome the launch of this application. This will make public transport more accessible and understandable for the public and especially tourists.

“I have raised the need for greater integration of information on public transport options as part of the drive to encourage people to choose more sustainable, affordable and environmentally friendly options when seeking to get from A to B.

“I hope this app will along with a much need refocus by this government on supporting public transport rather than undermining it will make Ireland a more accessible and attractive country for resident and visitors alike.”

The app is available for Apple and Android products at http://transportforireland.ie/real-time/download-real-time-app/

About Dessie Ellis

Dessie Ellis TD is a full time public representative for the Constituency of Dublin North West. He is the Sinn Féin National spokesperson on Housing. Dessie is a member of the Oireachtas Communications and Transport Committee and a member of the joint sub-committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Dessie has been selected by Sinn Féin alongside Cllr. Cathleen Carney Boud to contest the upcoming General elections.