The Board of Auckland Transport meets today to decide the fate of the troubled ticketing project.
It looks as though Snapper will be offered a few million in compensation to exit the situation – and to avoid prolonged and messy legal action. ¬†The end result will be a delay of a few more months (how many times have Aucklanders heard that?) but a functioning system should be in place (without Snapper) mid next year.
Sounds like this is the solution that should have been implemented from the start. ¬†Joyce (as then Transport Minister) and English should have kept out of it rather than play favours to a Wellington-based company. ¬†¬†And exactly what was Mark Ford doing to allow this mess to continue for so long?