City of Perth to push for more CAT bus services

We could be seeing more of these on the road.
We could be seeing more of these on the road.

THE City of Perth will urge the Department of Transport to extend CAT bus services and increase frequency on weekend afternoons.

The move comes three weeks after the Guardian Express revealed the service was voted the best thing about Perth in extensive workshops and online survey leading up to the Perth City Summit this month , organised by Perth MLA John Carey.

Councillor Reece Harley said the current number of operating hours were “too low”.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said after 18 years of operation, a revision of the service was still required.

“We know it is a great service but is it mitigating short car trips throughout the city?,” she said.

Ms Scaffidi agreed with councillor Jemma Green’s suggestion of holding a workshop in the future to get the community’s feedback on the service.

Eighty six per cent of survey and Perth City Summit workshop participants voted CAT Buses the best thing about Perth.

More than 1000 online surveys were completed.

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