- Passengers can now download the updated Transperth app for iOS and Android
- App enables real-time tracking of buses, trains and ferry services on a built-in map
- Will also show passengers the best route and enable them to watch their service as it approaches each stop
The new Transperth app launched today is set to make catching public transport in Perth even easier, with users now able to GPS track nearby buses.
The next generation app, which has been trialled by about 4,000 regular public transport users for two months, is now available to the public on both iPhone and Android operating systems.
A massive 98 per cent of the beta testers surveyed (473 of 479) said they would use the updated Transperth app when it was launched.
The app builds on JourneyPlanner by enabling commuters to track their bus on the in-built map in real time, manage their SmartRider account details and arrange SmartParker and bike shelter access.
GPS trackers have been installed in all 1,481 of Transperth's metropolitan area buses, so passengers will know when their bus is due to arrive, where it is on its journey and what route it will take.
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"This app is all about making public transport a more streamlined, efficient experience for all passengers - from the first-time users to the seasoned commuters.
"One of the anxieties new bus users or tourists often face is not knowing exactly what route their bus is taking and where they need to hop off - the GPS tracker solves that issue.
"It also alleviates frustration at the bus stop or station wondering when your next bus or train will arrive.
"Not only will the app plan your best journey for you and tell you exactly where you need to go, you can even watch your bus or train travelling to your stop on the built-in map."
Minister's office - 6552 5500