The Public Transport Authority was formed on 1 July 2003 in accordance with the Public Transport Authority Act 2003 as the body overseeing the provision of public transport in Western Australia. It operates bus, ferry and train services in Perth under the Transperth brand, regional road coach and train services in regional Western Australia under the Transwa brand and manages school bus services.
The Public Transport Authority runs many services. They are:
Network and Infrastructure Division, making sure public transport infrastructure is safe
School Bus Services, providing school buses to children in rural and remote areas
The Public Transport Authority and Transperth introduced a smartcard, SmartRider, to replace MultiRiders from January 2007. This can be used on Transperth, TransAlbany, TransBunbury, TransBusselton, TransGeraldton and TransGoldfields services.
Chief Executive OfficersEdit
The head of the Public Transport Authority is the Chief Executive Officer. From 2010, the PTA CEO position has been held by the Director General - Transport.