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Opinion: BC's coastal ferries need passenger-only vessels, not just for cars

Written for Daily Hive Urbanized by Callum Campbell, founder and CEO of Greenline Ferries.

Passenger-only fast ferry vessel in Seattle. (Kitsap Transit)

Early last week, the provincial government committed $500 million to BC Ferries for the next four years to improve fare affordability and help reduce overall emissions of the fleet.

That funding will keep annual fare increases to about 3%, rather than the 10% or more that was forecast had that funding not been provided. Keeping fares reasonable seems like good news, but this investment in the status quo car ferry system is a costly missed opportunity and it means people in British Columbia will pay a high price in the long run.

Read the full article here.


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