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Transportation Forum - Economy in Gridlock
Transportation is the #1 issue facing businesses in North Vancouver.
Traffic gridlock not only makes it difficult for clients to get to your business, but it also affects the movement of goods and the recruitment and retention of employees.
Join us at the Bosa Centre Theatre for a conversation with Kevin Desmond, CEO of Translink, and transportation expert Dr. Anthony Perl. Learn about the available options and take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and get real answers.
The Chamber exists to support you, and your opinion matters to us. Feedback from the conversation at this event will be complied and shared with key decision makers, on behalf of our business community. This is your chance to have your voice heard!
Kevin Desmond, CEO, Translink
Prior to Joining TransLink in 2016, Kevin served as the General Manager of King County Metro Transit, leading transit operations for the Seattle metropolitan area. During his tenure at Metro, Kevin oversaw a variety of transit modes, including buses, trains, vanpools, paratransit vans, as well as approximately 5,000 employees. In 12 years, Kevin grew ridership by 44 per cent and launched the ORCA Transit Card, a system similar to Compass. Kevin also implemented light rail, streetcar service, as well as several bus rapid transit lines.
Dr. Anthony Perl
Professor of Urban Studies and Political Science, Simon Fraser University
Anthony Perl is Professor of Urban Studies and Political Science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His research crosses disciplinary and national boundaries to explore policy decisions made about transportation, cities and the environment. Perl has advised governments in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, and the United States on transportation and environmental research and policy development.