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Metro Vancouver appears to have one of the only transportation systems in the world that isn't governed by an elected body.
That's the result of a new report commissioned by the region's mayors, who have long been striving to get more say in how public transit is funded and planned.
Richard Walton, mayor of North Vancouver District and chair of the mayors’ council on transportation, says the right governance model is key to maintain public confidence.
"What we want to do is to have a say in the model, and certainly I think it needs to have elected people, but to what extent there's people from the province or Metro Vancouver? That remains to be discussed."
The report suggests giving the mayors the bigger role they want, as well as rolling governance into the Metro Vancouver regional board, or appointing a group from within that board.