Schneider Airport Surveillance Contract Cancelled, 2 Year Ban

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Mar 21, 2014

Schneider Electric had its contract rescinded and was banned from bidding on projects after the South Jersey Transit Authority Board of Commissioners voted to kill the deal March 19th. In the note, we share our findings from talking to officials and look at why.

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