100 signatures reached
To: Transport Minister Hon. Rita Saffioti
Keep Cashless Buses in WA
WA Bus Drivers are calling for a cashless system to be implemented on WA Buses.
Cashless public transport systems around the world provide evidence of increased efficiency and decreased boarding times, decreased timetable delay, and most importantly, lower rates of robberies, antisocial or violent behaviour towards bus drivers.
Implementing a cashless system on WA buses will have overall benefits associated with bus drivers' mental health and safety with 97.5% surveyed bus drivers of the belief that they would experience decreased anxiety in their work if cash was no longer accepted.
Current Government restrictions relating to Covid-19 transmission includes limiting interactions with the travelling public and therefore drivers exposure to cash handling. Bus drivers believe that this system has been successful in reducing boarding times and any altercations between passengers.
WA Bus drivers would like to see the cashless system continued on buses permanently and are calling on the travelling public and State Government for support.
Why is this important?
The benefits of implementing a cashless system on WA Buses are not just for drivers, but also the travelling public.
Cashless public transport systems around the world provide evidence of increased efficiency and decreased boarding times, decreased timetable delay, and most importantly, a safer system for bus drivers and the travelling public.