Video: Auckland's $47 million ticketing deal

Thales promises local jobs, Snapper sent a message

Computerworld filmed the entire contract signing event, speeches and Q&A session hosted by the Auckland Regional Transport Authority to put a seal on a long-awaited $47 million integrated ticketing system contract with French firm Thales.

Highlights include a promise of 60-70 local jobs from Thales and ARTA's position on Snapper's ambush plan to roll out its own system ahead of the Thales development.

Part 1: ARTA chairman Rabin Rabindran's introduction: "A long and challenging road". Auckland Regional Council chairman Mike Lee describes event as a "celebration".

Part 2: Thales promises jobs. Vice president Pierre Maciejowski announces Thales is ramping up in New New Zealand and appoints a director for the business.

Part 3: Media Q&A. Where ARTA stands on Snapper's ambush plan.

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