VANCOUVER, B.C. — Ever since TransLink’s proposal to charge fees to road users was shot down, the organization has been reeling from one disaster after another.
The most recent developments have seen Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini resign from the TransLink board after just three months on the job.
“It’s the timing,” Trasolini told local media. “I don’t have enough time to do all these things.”
Meanwhile, another union issued 72-hour strike notice against TransLink yesterday, meaning a transit shutdown is likely. Members of the Office and Professional Employees International Local 378 at SkyTrain voted 91 per cent in favor of a strike. The Canadian Auto Workers Union, representing workers at Coast Mountain Bus Co. and SeaBus, issued strike notice earlier this week.
The Lions Gate Bridge Project has not yet determined what it will do about bridge closures if there is a transit strike. The bridge is scheduled to close from 8 p.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday.