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February 4, 2011

BC ferry fares could skyrocket

Filed under: Services — Jocko @ 2:12 pm

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From CBC News:

Ferry fares may be heading for a big increase unless the provincial government provides BC Ferries with a bigger subsidy.

Over the next four years, fare increases on major routes will go up 20 per cent and double on smaller routes, according to a plan submitted by the ferry corporation.

In an interview on Shaw TV on Thursday, BC Ferries CEO David Hahn said the projected rise in rates is “substantial” unless service is cut or the government provides a larger subsidy.

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  1. With cost overruns at BC Ferries how can they afford a million dollar salary for their CEO and costly and unnecessary redecorations of ferry interiors. The passenger lounge of the Queen of Cumberland was perfectly fine before the ferry was taken out of service before Christmas (causing chaos and inconvenience to everybody on Pender) to be dolled up with expensive new seats and carpeting. I would like to know what that cost!

    Comment by Jocko — February 5, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

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