Opal Card System should apply to local ferry

I am curious as to why the NSW State Government still refuses to integrate the Gosford Ferry into the new Opal Card system.

It should seem that the advantages of doing this are obvious: More affordable transport to and from Woy Woy Railway Station for many local residents around Brisbane Water; price incentive for local residents to use public transport; the potential to take pressure off car parking at both Gosford and Woy Woy Railway Stations; and the potential to take pressure off already choked freeways.

The local bus routes have been integrated into the Opal Card system, so why not the ferries? Moreover, Sydney Ferries are linked to the Opal Card system, and thus one needs to ask why this is not happening in the Central Coast?

Email, 11 Jul 2014
James Page, Davistown