Translink records a surplus in 2013

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The organization responsible for Metro Vancouver transit services is holding its annual general meeting in Surrey, with claims of a $36.8-million operating surplus at the end of 2013.

Translink’s total expenses last year were $1.4-billion, with close to 234 million passengers recorded.

CEO Ian Jarvis admits trip denials and Handy Dart services are challenging, but he insists the system is “effective” and “world class.”

Regional mayors are currently mapping out how they think transit services should be funded over the next ten years.

That question is slated to go to a referendum some time before July of next year.