TransLink Mayors' Council Meeting - Dec 2018


TransLink Mayor's Council Meeting - Dec 2018

The Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation is meeting to talk transit on December 13th. Be there to speak up and meet others organizing for abundance and freedom. 

After the meeting, join us for a coffee and pastry to debrief and plan what's next. 

What is the Translink Mayors' Council?

Representatives from each of the 21 municipalities served by TransLink, the Tsawwassen First Nation, and the UBC electoral area govern our regional transportation authority. The Mayors' Council appoints TransLink board members, approves long-term transportation strategies and investment plans, authorizes fare increases, and monitors user satisfaction in transit service.  

What will happen at this meeting? 

The agenda is not yet released. If you register to attend, we'll update you once it's available. 

Based on the last meeting, representatives will be asked to vote on: 

  • A 2019 Work Plan and Budget
  • A Federal Election Outreach and Engagement Strategy

You are encouraged to register to speak as an individual about your priorities for abundant transit. We can help!  

What are Abundant Transit's goals? 

  1. Empower people like us to participate in local decision-making.
  2. Advocate for high-quality public transit options
  3. Promote freedom of mobility as a universal human right best served by abundant transit. 

Several of our members will also be speaking about specific opportunities, investments, and plans that support of these goals. You should too! Complete this form to apply to speak, no later than 8 AM on Dec 11. 

What happens next? 

After the meeting at TransLink HQ, we invite Abundant Transit supporters to join us for a debrief at Take 5 Coffee. We'll share reflections, take a photo together, and commit to working together for abundant transit. 

We'll decide together whether or not to attend the January 2019 and future meetings based on our experience that day.

What if I want to organize for abundant transit but don't live in the Translink service area? 

That's great to hear! We're focussing on TransLink because that is where our most active volunteers are today. If you can help find abundant transit advocates elsewhere in BC we can help you make a difference. Fill out our new organizer form and email [email protected] with any questions. 





December 13, 2018 at 9:30am - 11:30am
TransLink HQ
287 Nelson's Ct
New Westminster, BC V3L 0E7
Google map and directions
Mike Soron ·

Will you come?