ZDNet is reporting that the NSW State Transit Authority is considering installing wireless broadband access onto its ferry fleet.

According to the article, the trials are using a combination of wireless LAN hardware with an iBurst ISP connection.

I’ve actually thought about this quite a bit whilst chugging between Circular Quay and Manly. More and more people are using laptops en-route, I guess this development was only a matter of time. I’ve also wondered if anyone has tried using an Unwired modem (with battery) whilst on the ferry. An interesting experiment. Anyone game to try?

update: On a similar theme, the Google employee shuttle bus apparently has it’s own wireless access point on-board. Nice.