Myki delayed again – more money down the drain

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The Victorian Government has today announced an extension to its contract with the operator of the existing Metcard system, OneLink, until 2012 as the already overdue myki service may not see the light.

The Transport Minister has said that the miki system, which costs $m500 million and was due to be released last year, was to be ready in 2010.

The setback may cost taxpayers another $216 million to get it running. As well, the system has been plagued with computer faults, but has launched trials in Geelong. A spokesman has confirmed that the results have gone well.

"The minister is awaiting a full brief on the test results and myki status but has been told good progress has been made," he told Australian IT.