He came at a time when TransLink was maligned and demoralized, thanks to Christy Clark’s pointless and destructive referendum. He led the organization to its greatest success, to become the best transit agency in North America. And to improvements which continue to roll out. (If not for the pandemic, we’d still be seeing significant increases in ridership.)
I suspect he received calls from headhunters every week. And with opportunities that became irresistible. I will not be surprised if he becomes the next Secretary of Transportation in a Biden administration.
Here’s the interview PriceTalks did with Kevin Desmond last year – still revealing for the backstory of a public servant who will be much missed but with whom we received much benefit.
Happy hiking, Kevin.