Written answers

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Roads Maintenance

Photo of Timmy DooleyTimmy Dooley (Clare, Fianna Fail)
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472. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the success of the street repairs app used in Britain and Northern Ireland; and his views on modernising the process of reporting local maintenance issues via location-based tagging. [47296/14]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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I very much support the modernisation of reporting local maintenance issues. Indeed, internet facilities and apps such as fixmystreet are already available in Ireland. Improved information can assist with better targeting of scarce resources and such systems are, therefore, to be welcomed.  

In addition, my Department has been working with local authorities towards the development of a pavement management system for Ireland using the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) MapRoad web based software and apps. This includes the tracking and reporting of road condition.  The process has now been strengthened and supported through the establishment of the Road Management Office (RMO).


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