BC Ferries is suggesting closing one of the Nanaimo terminals and moving all traffic coming out of the Lower Mainland to Tsawwassen instead of Horseshoe Bay.
BC Ferries has sent the Ferry Commissioner its plans for meeting the last of the cuts needed to achieve the last $ 4.9 million in savings needed to hit the $30 million required by the province.
According to Ferries, options may include consolidating the two mid-Island routes and the two mid-island terminals, in part to avoid spending hundreds of millions upgrading the Horseshoe Bay terminal.
NDP Ferries Critic Claire Trevena says she has no faith that Transportation Minister Todd Stone would do any analysis of the impact to the economy before approving the changes.
Ferries is acknowledging it’ll be a tough sell.
In the report, ferries says the implementing of any changes would need to be carefully planned and introduced following substantial public consultation.