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The Facts Matter: How TransLink spends each dollar

The breakdown of how TransLink spent each dollar in 2013.

The breakdown of how TransLink spent each dollar in 2013.

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.


  • By Jonatan, April 10, 2015 @ 3:04 pm

    Please review your text as it’s confusing. When you say .89 cents, I believe you mean 89 cents, or .89 of a dollar.

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, April 13, 2015 @ 8:50 am

    Hi Jonatan. I’ve removed the decimal points to avoid any confusion. Thanks!

  • By dan, June 24, 2015 @ 5:28 pm

    I would probably say that executive compensation is less than a sixth of one cent. Sounds more powerful to me.

  • By Clark Lim, January 30, 2016 @ 10:10 pm

    Speaking of decimal points, your 2014 Annual Report seems to be conversion-challenged. Page 21 shows expenditure/revenues in the thousands. While the breakdown seems correct, the totals should be in the millions or a few more decimal points added.

  • By Peter M, April 10, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

    What is the minimal height requirement for a CMBC Bus Operator?

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