Consultation coming on ferry cuts

  • Jun. 25, 2012 5:00 a.m.

The BC government is looking for a contractor to help it consult with coastal communities about looming cuts to ferry service. The government has issued a request for proposals (posted on the BC Bid website), seeking a consultant who can design and implement a “community engagement program” that will seek public input on ways that the ferry service can run more efficiently. The consultant will also work with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to discuss ferry service changes with communities. According to the bid documents, many ferry routes are underutilized and some routes operate at less than 30 percent of capacity. There are sailings that carry more crew than passengers, and some routes are losing millions of dollars every year, despite government contributions. Bids close on July 10 and the successful consultant is expected to be announced later that month. Public consultations will likely take place this August, September and October.

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