The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is responsible for the following transport services:
- rail, bus and ferry services in the metropolitan area (Transperth)
- public transport services in regional centres
- coach and rail passenger services to regional areas (Transwa)
- school bus services
- designing, building and maintaining transport infrastructure
The PTA was established in July 2003, bringing together Transperth, School Bus Services and local regional bus services (all previously operating under the Department of Planning and Infrastructure) and WA Government Railways (a separate entity). The PTA was created to clarify the function of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure as a land-and-transport planning authority, while consolidating the responsibility for delivery of public transport with the PTA.
The PTA’s vision is to increase the use of public transport through the provision of customer-focused, safe and cost-effective passenger transport services.
Public Transport Centre, West Parade, PERTH WA 6000