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Justice Ministry official’s $226,000 expense claims trigger audit alarm

October 20, 2012

A high-flying Justice Ministry official claimed a quarter-million dollars in travel costs and apartment rentals, with no receipts for the majority of the expenses, an internal audit has found. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Reaction to Translink losses

October 18, 2012
Reaction to Translink losses

CKNW News has learned Coast Mountain bus drivers pushed the ‘fare not paid button’ on board their coaches 2.1-million times in 2011. If you multiply that with the cheapest fare of two-dollars-50 cents, that’s just over five-million-dollars in lost revenue. Bus drivers union boss Don McLeod figures that number’s on the low side, “You we’d like [...]

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Translink is losing millions of dollars to fare evasion, on buses alone

October 18, 2012

The numbers are staggering. CKNW news has learned there were several million people riding the Metro Vancouver bus system for free last year. On board Coast Mountain buses is a button drivers are to push if someone gets on and refuses to pay. Last year drivers pushed that button 2.1 million times. If you multiply that [...]

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Mayor wants Translink to pour on the coal and get things moving faster

October 17, 2012
Mayor wants Translink to pour on the coal and get things moving faster

Surrey’s Mayor is also not a fan of the Provincial audit which found 139 million dollars per year in savings within Translink. Dianne Watts says some of those savings come from service cuts when what is needed, especially south of the Fraser, is expansion, “And that is the assessment we are going to have to do [...]

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Chair of the mayors council for Translink gives audit findings a frosty reception

October 17, 2012

The new Translink savings found in a provincial government audit are not carved in stone according to the chair of the mayors council. Richard Walton says cutting service to create savings is simply not ideal. “Eleven million dollars worth of savings from decreasing routes that aren’t full and very often those are on weekends and [...]

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