Bus workers rally outside Fair Work Commission

While the bus industry continues to demand industrial change, hundreds of perth bus drivers rallied outside the Fair Work Commission in Perth CBD during the conciliation hearing this morning. Transport Workers Union National Secretary, Tim Dawson, updated the drivers on how the meeting was progressing. We asked Tim Dawson why this industrial action is so…

Perth Bus Drivers Carried Out Industrial Action Over Work Rights

By: Stephanie Acevedo This morning Perth commuters weren’t just confronted with morning fog disrupting traffic, but as well as a campaign of industrial action strike made by bus drivers. Transperth contractor Transdev’s bus drivers had meetings in the North in Joondalup and the South in Rockingham this morning, with a strike that lasted between 6am…

500 Perth Bus Drivers Walking Off The Job Tomorrow

Dozens of Transperth bus routes will be affected by strike tomorrow, after 500 bus drivers take protected action. A four hour service stoppage will last between 6AM and 10AM, adding pressure to the morning rush hour traffic. Fremantle, Joondalup and Perth CAT Buses routes will also be affected. Commuters can expect fare free days as the…

New Ranford Road Bus Lanes Cut Travel Times, Improve Road Congestion

Bus passengers on Ranford Road are set to experience improved travel times, following the completion of new peak-period bus lanes. The lanes will service passengers on routes operating to Murdoch Station, providing a safe and efficient alternative for commuters. “Bus priority lanes reduce travel times for people doing the right thing and using public transport…

Government Reinstates Nollamara Bus Route 354

Previously scrapped bus route 354 has ben reinstated by the McGowan Government, delivering on one of their election commitments. Starting again on Monday August 6th, the new and improved route 354 will run from Mirrabooka Bus Station via Nollamara Shopping Centre and Flinders Street, before terminating at Dog Swamp Shopping Centre on Nangar Street. Connecting northern…

Police Investigate Indecent Assault In Rockingham

Police are investigating an incident back in late December 2017, where a 17 year old girl was indecently assault in Rockingham. On 22nd, Dec, 2017, The teenage victim was waiting for a bus on Council Avenue at around 11:25AM, when she was approached by an unknown woman, abusing her before pushing her backwards. The victim has…

Suicide Bombers Strike Jakarta Bus Station in Islamic State Linked Attack

Two suicide bombers have set off explosives outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The attack happened just after 9:00pm (local time) on Wedneday with the blasts occurring about five minutes apart. Indonesian police said pressure cookers containing shrapnel such as nails and metal were used in the attack. They also confirmed…

WA Labor Seeks National Rail Fund Money for MetroNet

The WA State Government is looking to secure some of the $10 billion dollar National Rail Program the Federal Government has on offer to help pay for MetroNet. This funding would add to the $2.3 billion that was re-allocated from the Perth Freight Link project into MetroNet and other infrastructure projects. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti…

WA Gets METRONET and GST Top-Up

Western Australia has been allocated $1.6 billion in the Federal budget, to go towards improving infrastructure. This includes putting forward $1.2 billion for the METRONET rail project and another $100 million for better access to the area surrounding Fiona Stanley Hospital. However, this is only a re-allocation of the money that was originally supposed to…

Bus Crash Tragedy; 24 Severely Injured

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Kierath Taplin. 21 kids, 3 adults were injured after their bus rolled over in Gidgegannup. What was supposed to be an enjoyable overseas camping trip for a number of Malaysian and Indonesian students turned for the worst last night when their bus rolled over after hitting a speed…