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UDI Webinar: Moving Forward: TransLink and the Future of Metro Vancouver – Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO

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Name: UDI Webinar: Moving Forward: TransLink and the Future of Metro Vancouver – Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO
Date: January 18, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST
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Event Description:

2020 was a year unlike any other. Like many businesses, TransLink has had to rethink many aspects about how it delivers its services due to the pandemic, but it hasn’t changed the why. A robust transportation system is still key to Metro Vancouver’s long-term prosperity. 

 

TransLink is focused on keeping its system safe, and simultaneously planning for a sustainable post-pandemic transportation system. What will life in our region look like after COVID-19? Has remote work affected where people want to live and where businesses decide to locate their offices? How will these changes impact how we think about transportation and land use? These are some of the big questions we need to ask in this rapidly changing landscape. 

 

Kevin Desmond, CEO of TransLink will join UDI for his final address on the transformation of transportation in the region. Join us on January 18, 2021 to learn first-hand about the following topics:  

  • How COVID-19 has challenged TransLink to think and operate differently 
  • Transport 2050 and how the pandemic has influenced the region’s long-range transportation planning 
  • Kevin Desmond’s advice for his successor, Mayors’ Council, and the Provincial and Federal governments 

Anne McMullin, UDI President and CEO, will conclude the event with a moderated Q&A period. 


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KEVIN DESMOND - CEO, TRANSLINK
Kevin is an experienced executive with a career built in the public transportation industry. As Chief Executive Officer of TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority that provides 1.4 million trips every day, he oversees planning, financing, and management of a region-wide multimodal transit network that includes bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, HandyDART and West Coast Express, with over 7,800 employees.
 
Kevin has pioneered an array of operational, fleet, technology and market development initiatives over the years and has a long-standing commitment to progressive environmental policies and investments. These initiatives were recognized this year when TransLink was awarded the American Public Transit Association’s (APTA) Transit System of the Year Award for its 2016 to 2018 systemwide achievements.
 
Prior to joining TransLink, Kevin was General Manager of King County Metro Transit serving the Seattle metropolitan region. Before King County, Kevin was Vice-President of Operations and Development at Pierce Transit in Tacoma, Washington. And before relocating to the West Coast, Kevin held the position of Chief of Operations Planning for New York City Transit.
 
Kevin has a master’s degree in public administration from New York University. He is an executive committee member for the Canadian Urban Transit Association and board director for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.


Anne McMullin, President and CEO - Urban Development Institute (moderator) 
Anne McMullin is the President and CEO of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) - the leading voice for the development industry in BC.  Anne joined UDI in 2012 following a career path which has incorporated extensive experience in Public Affairs and Community Engagement over a span of more than 20 years.  
 
Previous to her role at UDI, Anne was the President and General Manager of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.  Prior to that she was Director of Communications at Port Metro Vancouver, President of the BC Salmon Farmers' Association, a reporter for Global TV in Vancouver, and a reporter and broadcaster for Mountain FM in Squamish.  Anne is a Board Member with UBC Properties Trust, a Trustee with the Jack Webster Foundation Excellence in Journalism and is a volunteer with many other community organizations. Previously Anne was a Board Member with BC's Knowledge Network, Vice Chair of Field Hockey Canada and President of the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club.
 
Anne studied political science at the University of British Columbia, and holds a journalism diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). In 2017 Anne received the BCIT Distinguished Alumni award.

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Date/Time Information:

Monday, January 18, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 AM

 
Fees/Admission:

Member Price             $20 + GST
Non-Member Price     $30 + GST


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