The trigger for this quick post is this amazingly well built website to stop the provincial “translink tax’ to cover the cost of ‘stuff’ to ‘reduce traffic’. Seriously check out this site and power through right to the bottom. Kind of makes your gut hurt but it’s great:
After reading it and voting ‘no’, it made me think about how long Translink has sucked. I was born and raised in this town and I’m allowed to speak now seeing that more than half of my head is grey.
I mean… everyone who has been here more than a couple of years knows Translink wastes money.
Everyone knows Translink’s leaders get paid too much.
Everyone knows our Translink’s systems are under par considering the above expenses.
So, what really needs to happen ASAP, if we want to have a great public transportation system (FYI I am in full support of this) and not go bankrupt doing it, is the total annihilation of Translink as we know it, and start it from scratch.
I’m talking about a full gutting.
I’m talking about a serious, serious audit of every dollar spent (you would crap your drawers if you saw the details of the Compass card program, btw)
And I’m talking about full, 100% disclosure to and dialogue with (in plain street /ESL level English) us – the lowly public.
Then we’d be a city to talk about.
Can I get an “amen” someone?
Yeah! That’s what I’m talkin’ bout!