‘Golden SmartRider’ competition launched to get West Australians back on public transport

golden smartrider competition launched to get west australians back on public transport

Sumary of ‘Golden SmartRider’ competition launched to get West Australians back on public transport:

  • Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti announced the competition this morning while revealing public transport patronage had levelled out at around 80 to 85 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.
  • Credit: Nic Ellis/The West AustralianShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkFour West Australians will win a year of free bus, train and ferry rides as part of a new competition designed to boost flagging public transport patronage.
  • Anyone that uses public transport in the month of October is eligible to win one of the four “Golden SmartRiders” on offer.
  • Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti announced the competition this morning while revealing public transport patronage had levelled out at around 80 to 85 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.
  • Camera IconAnyone that uses public transport in the month of October is eligible to win one of the four ‘Golden SmartRiders’ on offer.
  • Motor vehicle traffic on Perth’s major road network has also increased by around two per cent, which Ms Saffioti said threatened to erode gains in travel times from a swag of major road upgrades completed in the past two years.
  • “That’s why it’s important to stabilise those movements and get more people back on to public transport.
  • ”Ahead of the election, the McGowan Government announced plans to cap all public transport fares at two-zones, a change slated to come into effect from January 1 next year.

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