The Provincial government has announced they will launch a ‘comprehensive review’ of the coastal ferry service in BC.

In a press release the Province says it aims to evaluate the BC Ferries’ performance in meeting the needs of users and BC’s coastal communities. The $250,000 review aims to identify what improvements can be made including examining whether services are being provided for in a manner that supports the public interest. What changes to the price cap and regulatory model would ensure the ferry system works as efficiently and effectively as possible. As well as identifying opportunities to enhance service and/or reduce costs without impacting service.

The government says the review will not consider bringing BC Ferries back under government control. Blair Redlin, former Deputy Minister of Transportation and former CEO of the BC Transportation Financing Authority has been assigned as special adviser to oversee the review. A final report will be delivered to the government by June 2018.


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