December 21, 2017

In January 2018, the Province of British Columbia will begin a comprehensive review of the coastal ferry service to evaluate its performance in meeting the needs of ferry users and British Columbia’s coastal communities.
This review will identify what improvements can be made to the existing model and the Coastal Ferry Services Contract to better serve the needs of ferry users and coastal communities.
Examine whether the contracted ferry services are being provided for in a manner that supports the public interest.
Consider what changes to the price cap and regulatory model would ensure the ferry system is working as efficiently and effectively as possible for all British Columbians.
Identify opportunities and recommend actions to enhance ferry service delivery and/or reduce costs without impacting existing service.
The review will not consider bringing BC Ferries back into government.
Blair Redlin, former deputy minister of transportation and former CEO of the BC Transportation Financing Authority, has been appointed as a special adviser to oversee the review.