This summer, the TransLink Board invited a provincial audit to help us find more efficiencies in how we run our transit system and our operations. The result of the audit is the Review of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink), released this morning. Here’s a link to the press release.
We’ve already started on some of the recommendations in the audit, and we’re still working on other recommendations since they’re complex and the changes will not be easy to implement.
The audit is a provincial announcement, so we won’t necessarily have answers to your questions. However, feel free to ask, and we’ll see what we can find out for you!
Edit, Oct 17: There are a lot more articles and blog posts! Thought we’d list them all here in case you’d like to read them.
- TransLink’s short-term funding woes unsolved despite audit — Globe & Mail
- Cost-saving could yield $41 million for TransLink audit — Vancouver Sun
- TransLink audit reveals $41 million in savings — CTV (video)
- TransLink audit report — Global (video)
- TransLink audit finds $41M in savings — CBC (video)
- TransLink audit finds $41 million in possible savings — News1130
- TransLink audit finds $41 million in potential savings — Province
- TransLink audit complete, not enough savings found — 24 Hours
- TransLink savings audit will worsen service transit unions argues – Vancouver Sun
- Union passed over by Provincial audit – CKNW
- Audit aside, TransLink still faces major issues – QR 77
- Mayor wants Translink to pour on the coal and get things moving faster – CKNW
- Transit trim talk worrying riders – Province
- Bus performance preliminaries – Voony
- TransLink on my mind – Metrobabel
- Reddit thread on the TransLink audit
- TransLink audit is worthless – Northern Insight blog
- Audit proposes 25% SkyTrain capacity decrease for minimal savings – SkyTrain for Surrey blog
- Stabbing, then Stealing from Peter to Pay Paul: The Provincial Audit of TransLink – South Fraser Blog