The B.C. coastal ferry service has been wrestling with cost pressures for more than 20 years. These cost pressures, if not addressed, could threaten the financial sustainability of the entire system. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has embarked upon a province-wide consultation and engagement to provide information on the depth and nature of the challenges and invite British Columbians to provide input on two areas under consideration: Immediate Challenge and Long-Term Vision.
That was last year (2012)
The BC Coastal Ferry Service has been wrestling with cost pressures for more than 20 years which, if not addressed, could threaten the sustainability of the entire system.
Accordingly, the Province has engaged coastal communities and ferry users from across the province on strategies to ensure the long-term sustainability of the coastal ferry network. The Province is undertaking a further round of community engagement in 2013 following a province-wide consultation in 2012. This phase of the BC Coastal Ferries Community Engagement runs from November 18 to December 20, 2013.
This is this year (2013)