Gosford Opal commuters tap into dedicated free parking

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The State’s largest Park&Ride is now open offering commuters in Gosford exclusive access to more free car parking spaces when they tap on to public transport with their Opal, credit or debit card.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said it was an exciting day for the local community and the new facility will make a tangible difference their daily lives.
“The car park will offer more than 1,040 car spaces available free for up to 18 hours to customers who tap on and off public transport.”
“Research shows that in Gosford around 20 per cent of people who use the commuter car park don’t catch public transport.”
“This program is about ensuring commuter car parks were saved for their intended purpose – for commuters using the public transport network.
“This will free up more spaces and make it easy for people to drive their car, then jump on a connecting bus or train service to get to their destination.
“This is about boosting connectivity and making it even easier to get around.” 
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said more car parks will make it easier for locals to catch public transport each day. 
“This Government is serious about improving connectivity in regional NSW and having seen how successful these car parks have been for people in the city, we’re now rolling them out to the regions,” Mr Farraway said.
“This project builds on our vision to help make public transport a safer, stronger first-choice option for people living in the regions and securing a brighter future for NSW.”
“We want to make our regional transport network as accessible and inclusive as possible for everyone. Gosford is the newest location to launch Transport Park&Ride and contributes to delivering 
more than 4,500 dedicated free car parking spaces for commuters right across the state.”