After months of uncertainty, TransLink has rescinded its layoff notice, as well as plans to cut back services.
But as the province begins to ease quarantine restrictions, TransLink will ensure its services continue – with the help of the province.
“This is another important step forward for re-starting British Columbia and Metro Vancouver’s economy,” TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond said in a release.
The transit company had announced a loss of $75 million a month, after a severe cut in ridership.
It also put a hold on payments for the bus, as people began boarding from the backdoors, to help protect its drivers.
But the company recently announced it would reinstate bus fare payment, starting June 1st.
“The transit service provided by TransLink is essential to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in our region. We will be ready to provide safe, reliable transit service as people return to work,” said Desmond.
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