For all the criticism it endures, TransLink now says it has been recognized for its sustainability.
The agency has gained platinum status from the American Public Transportation Association.
TransLink is just one of four organizations in North America to receive the designation — and the first one in Canada.
The APTA looks at things like greenhouse gas emissions and energy management.
The transit authority has drawn fire on delays rolling out the Compass Card, mismanaging its budget, and overcompensating its senior executives.