TransLink set to reveal new COVID-19 initiatives; financial woes not likely to end

May 21, 2020 by School of Cities Staff

"TransLink previously estimated that it lost $75 million a month due to an 83 per cent drop in ridership in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions. It had planned to layoff about 1,500 employees and suspend a few dozen bus routes until the province revealed reopening plans," reports Monika Gul for CityNews, in an article relating details of the post pandemic safety measures being taken by TransLink in Vancouver to ensure riders' wellbeing. In his comments on the subject, School of Cities interim director Prof. Matti Siemiatycki  said, "On some systems right now they’re trying to limit the number of people on each vehicle to around 15. That is a huge difference (in terms of how much money is coming in) from a vehicle that can carry in some cases 60, 80, 100 people at a time."

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