The government of Victoria, Australia has begun a formal review of the region’s ‘myki’ contactless ticketing system to determine whether or not to scrap the $1.3 billion project in total, according to ABC News.
The government has issued an order to cease further deployment of the system while it conducts its review, effectively doing away with the system’s targeted completion date of Easter 2011.
Newly-elected Premier Ted Baillieu told ABC News, “We’re determined to get the right system for Victoria and to do as best we can with myki.”
The premier added that the government will not consider scrapping or altering the system until a thorough audit has been completed, which may take several months.
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