McGowan, Saffioti Need to Abandon Huawei Rail Comms Contract: Opposition

The State Opposition has stated that the McGowan government needs to leave its $136 million 4G rail communications deal with Chinese telco Huawei, following criminal charges being laid against the company and its CEO. Shadow transport spokesperson Liza Harvey said there were concerns about the suitability of the contract and Premier Mark McGowan needed to…

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…

More Roads Not the Answer to Traffic Following Changing Commuter Attitudes

A sustainability expert claims introducing more roads to reduce traffic congestion is not the answer, following a report revealing more commuters are reconsidering their daily travel to work because of gridlock. Curtin University Professor Peter Newman said adding more roads did not fix traffic problems and could be solved by making cities more appealing for…

WA Labor stick by Metronet

WA Labor continued to boast about the advantages of the Metronet plan, despite WA Liberal Treasurer and Transport Minister Troy Buswell saying the plan is unrealistic. The opposition leader claimed that the ambitious rail project can generate almost 4000 jobs and help to improve the WA economy due to less traffic congestion. Mr McGowan also…