Sunday, 09/12/2021 7:34 PM

By Monique Welhan

The state government has launched a new “Golden SmartRider” competition to get more commuters back into public transport.

In October every commuter who arrives by public transport and fills out an online registration form on the Transperth website will be given a raffle.

Each week a winner will be chosen and he will be entitled to one year of free travel on the Transperth network .

The competition begins Friday October 1st and commuters are urged to ensure their SmartRider data is up to date.

“Although, thanks to our strong response to COVID-19 -Pandemic had one of the best public transport restorations in Australia, we want to encourage more people to get back on our network, “said Premier Mark McGowan.

” Today we’re launching the Golden SmartRider competition, which involves four people Get free public transport for a year. “

To keep encouraging people back to using public transport, the state budget has $ 15 million for the period 2021-22 r provided to upgrade the SmartRider system across Perth.

This is part of a $ 57.8 million project to upgrade the SmartRider ticketing system so that commuters can use their mobile phones or their Credit card log into the network.

More than 4,200 new SmartRider machines and new ticket machines will be installed, with the new payment technology expected to be rolled out across the network by 2023.

The major electoral commitment of the McGowan government, Limiting train fares to the cost of two zones will come into effect in January 2022.

From that date, commuters will only have to pay the cost of a two-zone tariff, which drives commuters in the suburbs to thousands each year Save dollars.

Work on the Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node project has been completed.

From now on, children between the ages of 12 and 15 can be vaccinated against COVID-19.

A 27-year-old woman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Beeliar.

Rockingham Beach Foreshore will be redesigned during the Castaways Sculpture Awards, with entries for the event now being selected.

Local volunteer firefighters were kept busy overnight in response to two incidents in the Rockingham area.

Police say an 83-year-old Greenfields woman may have been lying in a creek for over 24 hours before being found by SES volunteers.

The state government has kept its election promise to duplicate the Mandurah estuary.

Prime Minister Mark McGowan passed the 2021-22 state budget and posted a record surplus of $ 5.6 billion.

A man was caught on video deliberately riding a motorcycle in the path of junior football players in Rushton Park, Mandurah.

Ref: https://www.917thewave.com.au