Amidst a record 437.4 million boardings in 2018, up 7.1 per cent from 2017, find out first-hand from TransLink’s CEO Kevin Desmond about the future of the following transportation projects:
A direct extension of the existing Millennium Line along Broadway to Arbutus, and a potential future extension to UBC
Surrey Langley SkyTrain, and rapid transit along 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard
NightBus service expansion
Three new rapid-service B-Line routes
Transport 2050: TransLink’s 30-year Regional Transportation Strategy
Mr. Desmond will provide an overview of recent achievements, progress on the major service expansion plans, and participate in a moderated Q & A.
Kevin Desmond - Chief Executive Officer, TransLink BIO
KEVIN DESMOND Prior to joining TransLink, Kevin was General Manager of King County Metro Transit serving the Seattle metropolitan region. At Metro, he oversaw a mix of transit modes, including buses, trains, vanpools, paratransit vans, as well as approximately 5,000 employees. In his 12 years tenure, he helped to grow ridership by 44 per cent and launch the ORCA Card, as well as light rail, streetcar service, and several bus rapid transit lines. Kevin was also part of three successful votes on transit funding.
Prior to Metro Transit, Kevin was Vice-President of Operations and Development at Pierce Transit in Tacoma, Washington. Before relocating to the West Coast, Kevin acted as Chief of Operations Planning for New York City Transit which included bus and subway operations. Earlier in his career he served as Deputy Director in Mayor Koch’s Transportation Office and Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Kevin has a master’s degree in public administration from New York University. He is a member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors and the first chair of the organization’s Sustainability Committee.