This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: “People right to be wary of TransLink’s privacy promises “

This week’s topic: Is the ability to track your movements through the Compass Card an invasion of privacy? In an age when increasingly invasive technology is exposing people’s personal information, it’s no surprise that privacy issues are getting so much attention. However, in the race by service providers to provide the latest innovations, I thinkContinue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: “People right to be wary of TransLink’s privacy promises “

Translink #faregatefollies continue with revelations of $100,000 lease payments in Surrey.. and no one to take them over.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Come, take my hand… August 15th 2013, CTV News story by Jonathan Woodward: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/translink-nixed-9m-solution-for-double-charging-problem-1.1413423 “TransLink considered a second, much cheaper solution to avoid charging some  users twice but decided to let the problem stand, CTV News has learned. The transit authority previously acknowledged just one fixContinue reading Translink #faregatefollies continue with revelations of $100,000 lease payments in Surrey.. and no one to take them over.

A must read. “Are Tax Havens robbing the government of P3 revenue?”

There are a couple of people who I really admire and follow with regards to their work on  P3’s in the province, among other items of concern. One is Erik Andersen , who in the embedded link talks about the potential for BC reaching our own fiscal cliff, and Keith Reynolds, who has written moreContinue reading A must read. “Are Tax Havens robbing the government of P3 revenue?”

An open letter to Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon

Dear Mr. Falcon, I  am still feeling rather confused this morning after watching your interview with CTV’s St. John Alexander on the 6 o’clock newscast last night. In speaking with St.John about why tolls are absolutely necessary for the construction of the suddenly very expensive Port Mann Bridge construction, you told him it was because youContinue reading An open letter to Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon