August 23, 2014 3:16 am

Executive shake-up taking place at TransLink

Buses on Granville Street in Vancouver.

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An executive shake-up is taking place at TransLink amid a summer of commuter chaos and major delays. 

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Two of its senior executives are moving to new roles starting Sept. 2 of this year.

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TrankLink’s chief operating officer Doug Kelsey will take on his previous role as president and general manager of B.C. Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC), a division of TransLink that operates SkyTrain.  It’s a position he held from 2002 to 2010. Kelsey earned $336,729 in 2012.

His current role as chief operating officer will be phased out.

A statement by TransLink points to Kelsey’s past experience as the head of the BCRTC.

“His past experience as the head of BCRTC, combined with his experience as TransLink’s Chief Operating Officer for the past four plus years, will be extremely valuable as BCRTC expands to include the Evergreen Line.”

Fred Cummings, who has been president and general manager of the BCRTC since 2010, is returning to TransLink as vice-president, engineering and infrastructure management.  Cummings was paid $259,131 in 2012.

The changes, according to TransLink, reflect management’s long-range planning.


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