Monday, June 22, 2015

Poodles on pogo sticks

TransLink helped sponsor the giant porcelain poodle public art project that cost $100,000. What does a giant porcelain poodle on top of an eight-metre-high pole have to do with transit?

TransLink approved spending $615,000 on public installations at three SkyTrain stations last year, despite complaints the money would be better spent on actual transit improvements. “The TransLink people are always crying for money from local government,” Delta Mayor Lois Jackson told the Burnaby News Leader. “But, on the other hand, they’re spending money as if it comes from a bottomless pit.”
http://www.theprovince.com/life/TransLink+seven+deadly+sins+installation+Compass+Card+snafu+just+couple+dubious+spending+decisions/10063961/story.html