Opportunity rejected to switch from Myki to Oyster?

According to today’s The Age, the company that gave us Myki is set to win a six-year extension of its contract, ahead of Cubic, the operator of London’s Oyster card.

If this report is right, the Andrews government has a lot of explaining to do.

This tender provided an opportunity to get rid of the current myki system and switch to a London Oyster card-type system, and it looks like the government has turned it down.

For today’s The Age report, see Company that invented myki in box seat to win