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?