Score: HUB $157,300.00 – Rail for the Valley $0.00

The title refers to the $157,000.00Ai?? HUB (a non-profit cycling society) gets from the cash strapped TransLink.

The lesson to be learned is that many people who are nay-saying light rail in Vancouver and/or posting anti tram nonsense are members of HUB, which I think, puts them in a conflict of interest.

One could say that TransLink’s apron strings are quite long.


6 Responses to “Score: HUB $157,300.00 – Rail for the Valley $0.00”
  1. Haveacow says:

    It appears they are good at lobbying, I suggest that you start doing the same, you never know? Try grouping together with Transport Action Canada, or their BC affiliate. The O – Train would have been impossible without their clout.

  2. eric chris says:

    Funding for HUB, SFU and UBC by TransLink is not only a conflict of interest, it is a form of bribery. Really it is criminal activity on the part of TransLink which is supposed to be operating transit.

    TransLink is fully corrupt and the engineering firm building its sky train lines is SNC Lavalin which has been blacklisted by the World Bank for illicit activities. Birds of a feather fly together and HUB members might be doing jail time one day along with the “planners” at TransLink.

  3. Richard says:

    Don’t be silly. Members of an organization do not legally represent it. As well, comments they make are not on behalf of the organization unless otherwise stated.

    For example, lots of people are members of the BCAA but obviously they can say anything they want and that is obviously not the position of the BCAA.

    Zweisystem replies: Ah silly me, but you know the nudge, nudge, wink, wink game; nudge, nudge, wink, wink support a Broadway subway and nudge, nudge, wink, wink you get a lot of free cash from us. I struck a nerve, me thinks.

  4. Haveacow says:

    Actually it is quite common for transit agencies to do this as part of community out reach, I am quite surprised that you didn’t try this before. In Ontario it was called the community connect strategy (the actual name has changed several times, so don’t quote me). These types of programs are fairly common, the funding is usually provincial but there can be local government money as well. They are to provide links between transit agencies and community groups that have common cause, like cycling groups or possibly groups that inform people about transit choices (get the hint!). The trick is to get someone who knows how to navigate the local ptb’s and understands how to write grant applications very well.

  5. Haveacow says:

    Just curious how did you get the drawing of my youngest trying to get my wife’s attention? LOL!

    Zweisystem replies: LOL, that’s how our youngest got his mom’s attention.

  6. Richard says:

    I have a low tolerance for uninformed illogical nonsense and rhetoric.

    Zweisystem has a low tolerance for people who, just maybe, be in a conflict of interest.