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…

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…

Alcohol Advertisement Ban on Public Transport

Rail, digital and billboard advertising on public transport is changing, with alcohol advertisements being the first disappear, starting on train infrastructure. The changes are part of a McGowan Government election commitment, and will see all alcohol advertisements gone by March 2019. Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti is pleased to have achieved the ban on alcohol advertising…

Harsher Penalties Proposed for Public Transport Property Trespassers

West Australians could face harsher fines if found trespassing on Public Transport Authority (PTA) property, in a State Government effort to curb risky behaviour on WA’s rail network. The State Government will seek to increase penalties for people caught without authorisation on the property, following a train surfing incident in Fremantle. “There has been a…

Byford Residents Take Long Trips To Access Public Transport

State Labor Members for Perth’s South East have expressed their excitement over Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to build the Armadale to Byford railway line. Currently, Byford residents have to drive long distances if they want to access the Armadale or Mandurah train line. Labor Upper House East Metro MLC Matthew Swinbourn told WAMN…

Morley-Ellenbrook METRONET plans under way

The first community information session for the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook, led by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw, saw 170 residents attend in support of the project. “It is clear from the information session and survey that residents along the future Morley-Ellenbrook Line corridor are excited about this project,” said Ms Saffioti.…

WA government encourages public transport use to new stadium

The WA government is launching a campaign that seeks to get more people to use public transport to and from the new Optus Stadium for events. The ‘Game Changer’ campaign will seek to educate people about the public transport options, the cost of which are included in event ticket prices. Patrons will have access to…

Australian Taxi Industry Wants Review After London’s Uber Decision

Australia’s taxi industry is calling for a review of Uber’s Australian licensing agreements following the decision of London to strip Uber’s license. Australian Taxi Industry Association CEO Blair Davies applauds the decision by Transport for London (TfL) to “enforce its laws”. “Uber have been flouting laws all around the globe and we’ve seen governments cave…