No more free bus travel in Perth for $50, $100 notes

No more free bus travel in Perth for $50, $100 notes

PASSENGERS using large-denomination notes on Perth buses will be refused travel under changes introduced by the Public Transport Authority to catch would-be freeloaders.

The PTA says it has been Transperth policy for more than 10 years not to accept $50 or $100 notes.

The changes will end the practice of free travel if buses don’t have the correct change.

“The policy has been signposted on buses for years, but this change now formalises the ability of drivers to refuse travel to people who repeatedly tender large notes in an attempt to gain free travel,” PTA spokesman David Hynes told The West Australian on Tuesday.