“Our transit system is one of the best and most efficient in the world.”

That’s according to Peter Fassbender, the provincial minister responsible for TransLink, who gave a speech at “Rethinking the Region 4” in New Westminster this weekend.  But he added, it’s problems cannot be addressed by simply writing a cheque.  (That’s reserved for this.)

Other comments of note:

  • I am not prepared to change governance again – except to make the existing one work better.
  • We don’t want to lose window of opportunity with federal money.  Let’s get on with short-term issues.
  • Someone has to make a decision. You’ll never get to consensus on everything.
  • My goal is to deliver a world class transportation system to meet the needs of the region in the future.