|Formed||1 July 2003|
|Employees||1,654 (June 2015)|
|Annual budget||$1.27 billion (2014/15)|
|Parent agency||Department of Transport|
The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is a statutory authority that oversees the operation of all public transport in Western Australia.
The Public Transport Authority was formed on 1 July 2003 in accordance with the Public Transport Authority Act 2003 as the body overseeing the provision of public transport in Western Australia. It operates bus, ferry and train services in Perth under the Transperth brand, regional road coach and train services in regional Western Australia under the Transwa brand and manages school bus services.
The Public Transport Authority runs many services. They are:
The Public Transport Authority and Transperth introduced a smartcard, SmartRider, to replace MultiRiders from January 2007. This can be used on Transperth, TransAlbany, TransBunbury, TransBusselton, TransGeraldton and TransGoldfields services.
The head of the Public Transport Authority is the Chief Executive Officer.