MoveUP statement on TransLink funding announcement

April 17, 2024

TransLink bus at a bus stop in Coquitlam

Statement from MoveUP President Graeme Hutchison on the BC Government’s TransLink funding announcement:

Our union is extremely pleased to see this much-needed investment in our public transit system, especially considering the lack of support presented in the federal government’s Budget 2024.

This funding is just a start, and we know there is a lot more that needs to be done to ensure our communities can have sustained reliable, affordable, and robust public transit.

There is nothing more important than public transit when it comes to connecting people with their communities and giving them freedom and opportunity to pursue their interests and support their families.

Our union will continue to do our part to advocate on behalf of not only our members who work in public transit, but for all our members who rely on public transit, to ensure continued funding remains a high priority for all levels of government.

Our thanks go out to the BC Federation of Labour, its affiliate unions, and local labour councils for all their work in pushing our BC provincial government to make this important investment.