Transtasman reports that the Auckland Regional Transport Agency has rejected the Infratil led bid for their integrated ticketing system.
They have chosen Thales a french company.
Insiders (not Infratil) tell me that ARTA was conned by consultants into a highly overspeced solution which will be a fresh build rather than the alternative, an extension of the snapper solution currently in use in Wellington.
Extra cost $30 – $50m. IT jobs exported. Potential for NZ wide solution gone.