Active trips to school build independence and healthy, resilient students. So we’re on a mission to help students and parents get to grips with public transport.
We recently launched a safety campaign targeted at school children in the high-risk age group of 12–14. Our objective was to encourage students to behave safely around buses, and provide a conversation starter for parents and kids.
It might be trumped by our buses and trains in patronage terms, but the humble ferry has a long history in WA.
The Department of Transport’s Your Move program recently launched in the City of Stirling, encouraging residents to leave the car at home and consider walking, riding or taking public transport. With ever increasing congestion, this flows onto our schools with the morning and afternoon drop-offs and pick-ups.
With the final term now underway, you may be considering getting your class out and about– either for an excursion or end-of-year celebration. Have you considered Transperth as a sustainable, cost-effective way to get there?
There are several ways you can add value to a SmartRider. Most students choose to add value through their bus driver or at a Transperth Retail Sales Outlet. While these are the most straight forward methods, it’s not always easy for parents to find a cash note when they need it.
We know the majority of students travelling on the network do the right thing. Some may need a little reminder of what is required to make everyone’s journey safer and more enjoyable.
While getting around on the network may seem simple for most of us, bear a thought for people with a vision impairment, who can find navigating the network is not so straight forward.
Considering getting your students out and about on the network? Transperth offers excursion assistance to get you and your class out and about on our timetabled services. Not only will your students save considerably on comparable charter services, but they’ll learn important life skills along the way.
With the transition to high school for primary students just around the corner, Transperth has been busily engaging with over 140 high schools providing resources for incoming students and parents. The aim is to address the sometimes daunting prospect of using Transperth services for the first time.
With hundreds of extra services operating during Royal Show week from Saturday 28 September until Saturday 5 October, you can avoid the traffic hassles around Claremont Showground, and the frustration of finding a well-priced parking spot.
For many years now, the Transperth Education team has been supporting students in their transition towards independent travel. We recognise that some students need a little extra helping hand.
Ever had a child stay in Princess Margaret Hospital or Perth Children’s Hospital? If so, you’d be aware of the great work that Radio Lollipop do each and every day to bring a little joy to those who need it most.
As students make their way across the Transperth network, they may not appreciate the planning efforts that have gone into it, or what is currently underway to ensure we deliver sustainable transport solutions for the future.
Earlier this year we launched our new Transperth app and the update has lots of handy features that are proving invaluable to parents and high school-aged kids, including live bus tracking.
To assist with the promotion of the app, we have compiled a digital toolkit for schools to implement through their marketing channels.
Transperth carries thousands of students to and from school every day. Although we have staff on our network and security systems in place to keep everyone safe, we occasionally have some students taking risks that jeopardise their own, and other students' safety.
The annual RAC bstreetsmart event was a success once again with over 7,500 students attending. RAC bstreetsmart has been held in Perth since 2012, educating students on the risks of inattention and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Are you thinking of ways to introduce your students to transport timetables, and provide opportunities for them to practice how to read and interpret data?
Transperth Education have just released the first of a series of new activities to help you deliver fun and engaging lessons with WA curriculum links and all the resources you need all with a local twist.
Transperth Education recently attended Perth College to work with the students on timetables and journey planning options. With the introduction of the new app, the classroom teacher Melanie Somers was very keen on having her students learn how to use the many different ways to plan journeys to increase their confidence and independence using Transperth services.
On the 29th of June, the Year 9 Cohort participated in the Ultimate Urban Challenge, a Greatest Race style course spanning between Perth and Fremantle with the goal of not only helping students navigate and adapt in an urban environment, but also to push them to learn to become independent, work in a team and have confidence in stressful situations. This was even more challenging than usual as the use of mobile phones was prohibited.
At Transperth, we take a very serious approach to passenger safety and security. An integral part of that is our Transit Officers who work to increase the safety of all our passengers right across the network. Find out what it’s like to fill the shoes of Alan Fuller, one of our Transperth Transit Line Supervisors.
For many classes, accessing Group Ticketing on board our network has been a matter of calling their Passenger Service Manager to handle bookings. For 2018, we have streamlined the process and these changes will affect all new group ticketing requests.