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Question Without Notice No. 118 asked in the Legislative Council on 24 May 2017 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

TRANSPERTH BUS FLEET
      118. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:
I refer to the Transperth bus fleet.
      (1) How many new buses have been purchased annually in each of the past four years and what has been the total bus count in each of these years?
      (2) Does the government intend to increase the bus fleet in any of the next four years; and, if so, by how many vehicles?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Transport.
      (1) In 2012–13, 117 new buses were purchased and the total number of buses was 1 257. In 2013–14, 106 new buses were purchased and the total was 1 302. In 2014–15, 137 new buses were purchased and the total was 1 362. In 2015–16, 120 new buses were purchased and the total was 1 429.
(2) The current forecast shows an increase of between 15 to 20 buses per annum.