Two METRONET projects gain approval

Infrastructure Australia has granted two more METRONET projects approval after months of consultation, allowing the Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link will be delivered under a single alliance contract. Infrastructure Australia evaluated both projects and confirmed they will deliver a positive return on investment for the community. Rita Saffioiti, Transport Minister, said the government has…

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…

Reid Highway Duplication Project Explore Bridge Possibility

The government will call for designs and construction proposals for the Reid Highway duplication project. The $70 million project opportunity came about after City Of Swan’s funding contributions for the bridge project. New suburbs including Caversham and Dayton will be given alternative bus lanes to cross-over Reid Highway, pedestrian and emergency vehicles will also be…

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.…

New Transperth ferry to join the fleet

The McGowan Government has announced a new ferry will be built and encourages local manufacturers to get involved. The new vessel will become the third in the fleet and will be replacing the 20-year-old MV Shelley Taylor-Smith, which will now be retained and used a reserve. “Our new ferry will be modern and a versatile…