TransLink paves the way with $45 million
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TransLink is ponying up $45 million to fix and maintain the region's roadways.
Doug Kelsey, the transit authority’s chief operating officer, said Monday the money will be spent on 600 kilometres of streets in Metro Vancouver.
“TransLink is committed to investing in projects that will improve the regional transportation network for cars, bikes, pedestrians and buses,” Kelsey said in a statement. “By working with our municipal partners to identify road improvement projects, we can help ensure that people and goods move efficiently and safely throughout the region.”
Nearly $7 million of the funding is allocated for 22 capital improvement projects in a dozen municipalities. The annual funding is part of the firm's contribution to the region's Major Road Network, and supports everything from major roadwork to removing snow, running traffic lights and filling potholes.