Monday, July 22, 2024

WA to introduce free public transport on Sundays

The WA Government has announced its latest cost-of-living relief measure, with free public transport to be provided for school student travel and for the entire community every Sunday.

The Government says the new initiatives will provide ongoing cost-of-living relief to Western Australian families – while continuing support for small businesses.

“Through METRONET, we’re expanding public transport right across our suburbs – and now more people than ever will be able to ride free,” said WA Premier, Roger Cook.

The Ride to School Free Program will be specifically for travel to and from school Monday to Friday and will be available to those who hold a valid Student SmartRider card, while the Fare Free Sundays will be available to everyone with a valid SmartRider card.

“Cost-of-living pressures are impacting many Western Australians, and the Summer of Free Public Transport is one of several initiatives implemented by our Government to help provide relief,” said Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti.

“Making public transport free every Sunday is another way we’re helping Western Australians manage the cost of getting around and comes on top of our two-zone fare cap, which is already saving some people thousands of dollars every year.”

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