Of course, the mayors should fear down-sizing in transit. TransLink has decided that, if the suburbs don't provide it with more money, it will make all kinds of threats.
That's how TransLink gets its money. Make a promise, find out it doesn't have the money, ask for more money, then take away the promise when it doesn't get what it asks for.
Shake your heads, folks. TransLink needs to start looking at its downfalls and fixing them, like making people who use the system pay for the system. We out here in South of the Fraser have little or no services, so why are we subsidizing those who do have almost-free access to transit services.
Why are we subsidizing salaries of more than $100,000 a year for TransLink Police that do not work south of the Fraser?
Why are we paying for huge bonuses to senior members of TransLink, and for what?
Why do we not have transit services that have value to those of us out here who may want or need those services?
Perhaps it's time that South of the Fraser developed its own transit system, and stopped funding a system that cares more about giving money to salary-bloated executives than providing services to the people who are paying their salaries.
And the taxpayer-paid mayors need to take heed of that as well.
D. Atkinson, Langley