Electronic-card supplier Snapper Services says it's considering its legal options, after being dumped by Auckland Transport.
The council controlled organisation says it terminated its agreement with Snapper because systems couldn't be modified in time to be integrated with another system contracted from HOP.
Snapper chairwoman Rhoda Phillippo says the company was told it was being dropped at just after five o'clock last night.
"They can't actually cease that agreement, they have no grounds to cease it."
She says it'll take all necessary legal steps to recover any losses.
Auckland councillor Cameron Brewer hopes ratepayers won't have to pick up the bill.
"I would hate to think that this is going to be riddled with lawyers, and costs, and more delays."
Councillor Brewer says ratepayers have already paid around half of the 98 million dollars the project is costing, and they still dont' have the one integrated card.
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