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Government tables response to School Bus Services report

  • Report makes a number of recommendations on the future of the Student Transport Assistance Program
  • Review of school bus services was requested in 2021
  • Included more than 200 written submissions, 25 hearings and several regional visits


Joondalup Line celebrates 30 years of train services

  • Today marks 30 years since the opening of the Joondalup train line
  • The train line opened on 20 December 1992
  • More than 381 million passengers have travelled on Joondalup Line since it opened
  • Works continue to progress well on the Yanchep Rail Extension 

Public transport patronage bouncing back in WA

  • Public transport patronage continues to climb towards pre-COVID-19 levels
  • Two-zone cap and Airport Line among initiatives making public transport more attractive
  • Transwa patronage also back to 90 per cent of pre-pandemic levels

Marking 100 years of women working on WA railways

  • The State recognises 100-year anniversary of women working on WA railways
  • The first six women were employed on 6 December 1922
  • The first women were employed following the abandonment of the men-only policy
  • More than 630 women are currently employed at the Public Transport Authority 

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