For the record, and your reading enjoyment (especially since you are not getting this type of info from the Usual Suspects, many of whom are still on their extended three hour cruise)...
First, from Stephen Rees, who really knows this stuff, and who was also at the big shindig at Translink headquarters yesterday:
"....The apparent failure of transit is quite clearly not the fault of Translink’s Board or management. The blame must be laid at the feet of the politicians – the BC Liberal government and the Mayors – who continue to battle over the same ground they were fighting over fifteen years ago...."
And the following is from Peter Ladner, who has been making a whole lotta sense on matters transit since his unshackling from the Spam-A-Lotteers he was once joined at the hip with:
Heavens to mergetroid!
Did Mr. Ladner just kinda/sorta fisk the words of the local layer of the proverbial plasticized transit turf?
Words that are often wurlitzered, unchallenged, all over the Lotuslandian media landscape these days.
Why, yes, I believe he did.
And just a point of clarification for a taxfed nation....The stuff in brackets in the PLadner quote above is most definitely not mine....