While TransLink hunts for a new CEO of the transit authority, it appears the new top boss won’t be using transit much at all.
Even though TransLink’s hefty executive compensation packages have set off a storm of criticism in the past, leading some to vote “NO” in the transit plebiscite, it hasn’t stopped TransLink from offering some big perks to a new CEO.
An online job posting shows the new head of public transit will get a more than $14,000 car allowance, as well as $1,200 annually for parking.
It’s not the only perk.
Included is a $2,500″wellness” allowance.
The salary is more than $319,000 a year, with a promised annual bonus of up to 30-percent of the base salary. Minister Todd Stone has said a new CEO is the first step in restoring the public’s trust in TransLink.