TransLink brought out all the stops Tuesday to unveil a SkyTrain dedicated to 2010 Games CEO John Furlong, but critics say the post-Olympics transit legacy in Metro Vancouver is less than golden.

The company named a new SkyTrain car to honour the head of the Olympic Organizing Committee. The gesture is TransLink's way of thanking Furlong and reminding commuters about the success of the 2010 transportation plan.

"It's a bit of a jaw dropper to look at it," Furlong told reporters at the unveiling of the Mark II railcar.

The company said a record 26 million rides happened during the 17 days of the Games – 31 per cent higher than normal. The Games also saw a 36 per cent reduction in vehicle traffic downtown.

But apart from a temporary change in commuter's attitudes critics argue there's not much of an Olympic transportation legacy.

"All of the services that were promised under the provincial transit plan. There's no funding to back it up," said NDP Transportation Critic Harry Bains.

"The riders are told you're going to have to wait and I don't think that's a good way of capitalizing on the Olympic legacy."

During the Olympics, three SeaBuses were sailing, increasing both the capacity and frequency of service.

But after the Olympics it returned to two boats only because of a lack of funding -- a broken promise for North Shore commuters who were told it would be a three vessel fleet.

The Olympic streetcar that connected South False Creek to Granville Island is also off the rails. And operating hours for SkyTrain, buses and the West Coast Express went back to normal when the flame went out.

TransLink says its hoping to bring back some of what worked during the Olympics, like transit fares being included with major event tickets along with temporary road closures and parking restrictions.

"Hopefully we'll be able to continue with those types of things all within the existing funding envelope that we have," said TransLink's Doug Kelsey.

"The region has got a taste of what is possible. And clearly it's wanting more."

Forty-eight new SkyTrain cars brought in for the Olympics do remain in service, including John Furlong's new namesake.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Mike Killeen