Just how does TransLink spend each dollar? Well, here’s a handy graphic that answers that question.
As you can see, these 2013 numbers show that the majority of the money is spent on delivering transit and keeping the system in good repair (transit/cycling infrastructure and capital repayment = 89¢). The remainder is spent on making sure people, goods and services can move smoothly on the Major Road Network and the five bridges TransLink is responsible for (roads and bridges = 3¢) as well as making sure the transit system is safe (transit police = 3¢). What’s left goes to administration and preparing for the future (administration and planning = 5¢).
Want to know more about how TransLink invests in transportation and where and how the money is used? You’ll want to check out The Facts Matter page. You can also read all about it here in the coming weeks as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by following the #TheFactsMatter hashtag.