New road coaches to benefit Geraldton and Mid West regional passengers

Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney said today regional Transwa passengers will soon be travelling in heightened comfort in new road coaches thanks to a $15.1 million State Government investment.

Geraldton and Mid WestTranswa passengers will benefit greatly from the new state-of-the-art road coaches which will replace the entire decade-old regional fleet making their trip much more relaxing and comfortable.

Mr Blayney said due to the size of our State, most Transwa journeys average six hours, making the delivery of the very best of passenger well-beingwith state-of-the-art seating, on-board entertainment as well as USB charging portsultra-important.

Transwa operates regional road coach services to more than 240 towns across the State, from Kalbarri in the north, inland to places such as Meekatharra and Kalgoorlie-Boulder and south to Esperance and Albany.

In total the Government will invest $16.3 million in the project that will see the current fleet replaced with 23 new road coaches over the next three years, with $1.2 million coming from the resale of the existing road coaches.

Mr Blayney said the new 23-strong Transwa fleet will help build a stronger economy and better quality of life in the State's regions.

All the road coaches will be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 ensuring they are accessible to all passengers.