Surrey Board of Trade to Host TransLink CEO to Discuss Transportation Investments in Surrey

Surrey, B.C. – On Tuesday, September 11, the Surrey Board of Trade will host TransLink CEO, Kevin Desmond, to talk about TransLink’s Regional Transportation Strategy and Investments in Surrey and the South Fraser region.

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: Registration and Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Program 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey)
Admission: Member $50; Table of 6 $300; Corporate Table of 6 $500; General Admission $65
Admission is GST Applicable. Corporate tables include logo recognition at the table and on-screen during the event.


Kevin Desmond is an experienced executive with a career built in the public transportation industry. Prior to joining TransLink, Kevin was General Manager of King County Metro Transit serving the Seattle metropolitan region. At Metro, he oversaw a mix of transit modes, including buses, trains, vanpools, paratransit vans, as well as approximately 5,000 employees. In his 12 years tenure, he helped to grow ridership by 44 per cent and launch the ORCA Card, as well as light rail, streetcar service, and several bus rapid transit lines. Kevin was also part of three successful votes on transit funding. Prior to Metro Transit, Kevin was Vice-President of Operations and Development at Pierce Transit in Tacoma, Washington. Before relocating to the West Coast, Kevin acted as Chief of Operations Planning for New York City Transit which included bus and subway operations. Earlier in his career he served as Deputy Director in Mayor Koch’s Transportation Office and Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Kevin has a master’s degree in public administration from New York University. He is a member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors and the first chair of the organization’s Sustainability Committee.

Spotlight Sponsor: Uber Canada

Supporting Sponsors: 
Central City Blackwood Partners

For further information, please contact Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade, at or at 604.634.0342.

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