Translink chair spells out transit funding challenges in farewell letter to Mayors

Outgoing Translink chair Dale Parker has issued a challenge to the region’s mayors as they gather this morning to elect a new chair.

Take Translink’s offer to fund the first year of Evergreen construction and use the next three months to develop a new funding model, Parker says, to put the organization back on track.

Parker sees two difficult tasks ahead for elected officials:

  • identify new sources of taxation; and
  • support the Translink board and staff to maximize transit efficiency.

Here’s the full text of that letter.