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The number of people using Perth's public transport has dropped for the fifth year in a row and experts say the Government needs to look to the private sector for help.
With the budget tight, the Government is in talks with land developers who can potentially help pay for new train stations and other infrastructure experts say the state desperately needs.
The Public Transport Authority reported five million fewer trips on trains and buses were made this year due to a downturn in the economy that had meant there were fewer people travelling to work in the city.
The problem is made worse as many Western Australians choose to drive because it is simply more convenient.
Former South Perth Mayor James Best sold his car 12 months ago and has since relied solely on public transport and the occasional Uber.
Mr Best is CEO of Future Plexus, a not-for-profit organisation looking to improve transport options in Perth.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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