The Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, has expressed her intention to audit Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority and reduce operating costs.
Regional mayors went out on a limb last year with apparent provincial support, approving a $70 million supplementary transit plan with a $30 million revenue shortfall. New revenues were to be identified in 2012, but the process has become messy. The Premier’s statement, offered without backup documentation, can be seen as a poke at the mayors and TransLink staff. She is clearly banking on the belief that public opinion is on her side. Continue reading