Our new elected officials are meeting to talk transit on November 15th. 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?
We expect that the Mayors' Council will select a new chair and vice-chair at this first meeting. As the first meeting following the municipal elections, Abundant Transit BC will use this moment to share our goals and priorities for transit toward 2022.
Directors from Abundant Transit BC will introduce our primary goals to local decision-makers. You are encouraged to register to speak as an individual about your priorities for abundant transit. We can help!
What will Abundant Transit be advocating for?
Abundant Transit will share our primary goals with new elected officials. These are:
- Empower people like us to participate in local decision-making.
- Advocate for high-quality public transit options.
- 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 November 13.
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 December 2018 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.
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