Cor­ri­gan new chair of re­gional tran­sit

Vancouver Sun - - CITY -

Burn­aby Mayor Derek Cor­ri­gan has re­placed Van­cou­ver Mayor Gregor Robert­son as chair­man of the May­ors’ Coun­cil on Re­gional Trans­porta­tion. The coun­cil held an elec­tion on Thurs­day for the one-year term po­si­tions of chair and vice-chair. Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Michael Buda says Cor­ri­gan and Robert­son were nom­i­nated for the po­si­tion of chair; Cor­ri­gan won the ma­jor­ity of votes. For vice-chair, Dis­trict of North Van­cou­ver Mayor Richard Wal­ton and New West­min­ster Mayor Jonathan Cote were both nom­i­nated, with Wal­ton win­ning. Wal­ton takes over from Sur­rey Mayor Linda Hep­ner. The new chair and vice-chair as­sume their po­si­tions on Jan. 1. The May­ors’ Coun­cil is made up of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from each of the 21 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties within the trans­porta­tion ser­vice re­gion, an Elec­toral Area ‘A’ and the Tsawwassen First Nation. It ap­points the ma­jor­ity of mem­bers on the TransLink board. It also per­forms reg­u­la­tory over­sight func­tions re­lated to short-term fares, cus­tomer sur­vey and com­plaint pro­cesses.

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