Late in 2009, TransLink secured an additional $130 million of revenue annually that allowed them to maintain current service levels and meet the ongoing financial obligations made in previous years. The additional funding does not allow the expansion program needed to keep pace with population forecasts for Metro Vancouver or the sustainability objectives and goals for the region. But there is still a significant amount of work, both underway and being planned, to position TransLink for the expansion of services so desperately needed.
Fred Cummings, VP Engineering and Implementation will provide an update of current programs and projects for 2010, and will highlight what’s on the horizon for TransLink. With a focus on opportunities for the design and construction industry, Fred will also provide a description of some recent organizational changes and the new roles TransLink’s subsidiary companies will be playing.
Fred Cummings was recently named Vice President, Engineering and Implementation, at TransLink. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Major Construction Projects, a position he held since 2006. Prior to that, he was the Project Director for the Golden Ears Bridge. He currently serves on the Evergreen Line Project Board, and is responsible for the implementation of TransLink’s capital program including the replacement of the Pattullo Bridge, the introduction of a regional smart card and the implementation of controlled access faregates on Metro Vancouver’s transit system.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010