TransLink: No ‘drastic changes’

TransLink will be able to maintain its current levels of service thanksto some cost cutting, lower fuel prices and $130 million from theMayor’s Council on Regional Transportation according to a press releaseissued yesterday.

TransLink will be able to maintain its current levels of service thanks to some cost cutting, lower fuel prices and $130 million from the Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation according to a press release issued yesterday.

The transportation authority reduced its third quarter deficit to $34 million from a projected $74 million.

A company-wide hiring freeze, project delays and cuts to non-essential spending also helped in the debt reduction.

The company still expects to post a 2009 deficit of $78 million.

Spokesperson Judy Rudin was hesitant to say what effect the news would have on riders.

“We’re just able to keep things at the levels they are at right now,” she said.

“The good news is that we won’t have to make any quick, drastic changes.”