Last chance to register for paid parking
Transperth passengers are being reminded to register for SmartParker before paid parking comes into effect tomorrow.
From July 1, passengers will be required to pay $2 per day to park at Transperth car parks.
PTA spokesman David Hynes said more than 20,000 SmartRiders have now been registered for paid parking.
“The easiest way to pay will be by registering your vehicle details for SmartParker.
SmartParker is an efficient and cashless system that can be used to pay for parking using your existing SmartRider.
“All you need to do is register your vehicle registration number with your SmartRider using the My Account section of the new Transperth website.
“It will mean passengers can park their cars, motorbikes or scooters, swipe their cards on the machine and then head straight to the station without having to display a ticket on their dashboard.”
Mr Hynes said passengers will still be able to buy a cash ticket at the station.
“Paying for a cash ticket will mean you need to collect a paper ticket from the machine and then return to display it on the car,” he said.
“With SmartParker it’s a simple, cashless transaction after which you go straight to the train.
“However, you must still tag on to a Transperth bus or train or you will not be able to swipe into SmartParker the next time you park.
“This is a simple way that we can be sure the people using our car parks are actually using a Transperth service. It’s only fair to the people who use our system daily.
“Parking attendants will then be able to use license plate recognition software to check if parking has been paid for,” he said.
If a vehicle isn’t registered or no ticket is displayed, they will be given a $50 infringement.
Cars, motorcycles and scooters will be subject to the flat fee of $2 between the hours of 5am and 9pm, Monday to Friday. Parking on weekends and public holidays is free.
Passengers who park for less than a full day are still required to pay $2.
People entitled to free travel, including seniors and carers, will also need to pay for parking, though the free travel is not affected.
“A maximum of three vehicles can be attached to each SmartRider account,” Mr Hynes said.
“However, only one vehicle can be active on the account at any time, so, if you change cars, be sure to switch your active vehicle online, or by calling the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 before tagging on to avoid a fine.
Visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au or call the InfoLine on 13 62 13 for more information.