WA service critical


The TransBroome bus services in Western Australia may cease if patronage does not increase

WA service critical
Western Australia

Broome residents are being urged to use TransBroome services as the State Government continues to assess whether or not the service is viable.

The Western Australia Government has invested $25,000 in a six-month trial until August 2 and the service will only be continued if enough passengers use it.

The TransBroome route operates three times a day and connects Roebuck and Broome North residents with the town centre.

The 20-minute loop departs the town centre at 8.05am, 12.05pm and 3.05pm on weekdays.

"With only two months left in the trial, I urge passengers to vote with your feet if you want the service to continue," says Transport Minister Dean Nalder.

The contractor, Pearl Town Bus Service, already operates three school bus routes using three Public Transport Authority (PTA) buses and the trial is using the same buses outside of the school peak.

"Investing in new public transport initiatives in WA’s regional towns is something I look on very favourably, which is why I asked the PTA to conduct this trial," says Nalder.

"So consider leaving your car at home.  When a two-section ticket only costs $2, it’s undoubtedly a fantastic way to get around town.

"It’s important to provide public transport in our regional areas - particularly tourism hot-spots like Broome."

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