Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic urged bus users to download the app in order to participate in the trial and provide feedback on its useability.
‘This technology provides commuters with real time travel information on their scheduled buses, allowing them to plan their journeys with a greater degree of accuracy,’ he said.
The trial coincides with the release of a State Government app, providing Perth traffic users with information on incidents and road conditions around the metropolitan area.
Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the app, Right Move Perth, would allow users to avoid congested areas and better plan journeys around construction projects.
‘This is an exciting time for Perth and these projects will deliver real benefits once completed,’ Mr Buswell said.
‘However, with them comes some disruption, so I encourage commuters to download the Government’s new app Right Move Perth, where they can access information on roadworks, crashes, traffic signal faults, train and bus service disruptions, major events, project information, and weather warnings to help plan their journey.’
Users will be notified of any incidents within a 1km radius anywhere in the metropolitan area, while the app will save favourite routes and access smartphone calendars to advise of incidents near upcoming appointments.
The Transperth app can be downloaded from its website amd Right Move Perth from hhtp://rightmoveperth/wa/gov.au.