Recap: Staying on Track: Public transportation priorities for Metro Vancouver

Tue Nov 06, 2012 07:15 AM - Tue Nov 06, 2012 09:15 AM
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TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis speaks to reporters following his address to The Vancouver Board of Trade. Photo by Peter Taylor ( View the photo gallery.

By Erin Brown
Nov. 6, 2012

In a morning address to members of Vancouver’s business community, TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis outlined how the organization is achieving efficiencies and doing business differently under a new financial reality.

In recent years, after a period of rapid expansion, TransLink has been focusing on cutting costs, operating efficiently, and living within its means. Despite this fact, Jarvis told The Vancouver Board of Trade that rising transportation assets and increased ridership are evidence of the organization’s continued success.

With transportation assets up to $6 Billion today from $1 Billion in 2000, and ridership up 6 per cent and 6.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2012, Jarvis proposed that the transit authority now needs to garner financial support for future construction and operations initiatives.

His speech reflected on the value TransLink has brought to the region, emphasizing the importance of TransLink’s integrated public transportation system to a strong economy and quality of life in Metro Vancouver.

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