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TransLink in the media: Ideas for funding

[1]As many of you know, TransLink is going through some challenging times financially as we illustrated in our 2013 Base Plan series [2]. News junkies have already read the handful of articles regarding ideas that the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation [3] has for funding TransLink’s operations.

There are five ideas in total that came out of an open letter to Transportation Minister Mary Polak. They include: a vehicle registration fee, a regional sales tax for transit, a regional carbon tax, land-value capture and road pricing.

To be clear, this is a Mayors’ Council announcement not a TransLink announcement, so we’re unable to answer questions about this issue (here’s a link to our governance model [4]). However, in our effort to try to cover transit matters that matter to our riders, here’s a list of some of the coverage:

Vancouver Sun [5]

The Huffington Post [6]

News1130 [7]

Globe and Mail [8]

North Delta Leader [9]

CKNW [10]

Edit, Feb 7: Frances Bula has the full mayors letter up over at her blog [11].

If you have any thoughts or ideas about these latest articles about TransLink or funding of transit in Metro Vancouver in general, please post them in the comments section!