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Monday, 21 August 2017

Media statements

Fitzgerald Street bus priority lane to save time

The State Government will invest $1.4 million in peak-period bus lanes along a busy section of Fitzgerald Street in North Perth, saving valuable time for Transperth passengers.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the project was expected to cut up to six minutes off peak period journeys.

"The project is another example of how this Government is investing in smart transport solutions to keep our city moving," Mr Nalder said.

The project will see the left-hand lane both ways on Fitzgerald Street - between John and Walcott streets - resurfaced with a distinctive dark red asphalt, which is used on other bus lanes around the city.

The bus lanes will apply during peak hours only, from 6.30am to 9am toward the city, and from 4pm to 6.30pm away from the city.  Motorists will still be able to park on the street outside of these times.

"We've already delivered bus priority lanes along Beaufort Street, which has contributed to the 950 'Superbus' becoming the most patronised service on the Transperth network," the Minister said.

The Fitzgerald Street project was recently given the green light by the City of Vincent, with final approvals from Main Roads WA and the City of Perth expected to be granted within weeks.

The project is expected to be completed mid-year.

Fact File

  • About 8,500 passengers travel on buses along Fitzgerald Street each work day
  • Passengers on routes 19, 885, 886, 887, 888 and 889 can expect to save up to five to six minutes on journeys in and out of the city during peak times
  • About 2,000 residents and businesses will receive information this week to make them aware of the project
  • For more information, visit www.pta.wa.gov.au/projects/bus-priority-lanes-fitzgerald-st
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