April 18, 2019

Five Parliamentarians Write Open Letter To Find Solutions For Moss

Five members of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Transport, Environment and Energy have written an open letter to Bastø Fosen. The letter was published on 17 April in Moss-Avis.

The aim is to improve the viability for the city of Moss, by applying some changes to ferries, terminal and roads.

Moss suffers from congestion due to ferry traffic.

They announced several policy goals, the most important being:

  • The ferries have to be full electric and thus emission-free.
  • On some given departures heavy traffic on the ferries must be avoided.
  • The Moss ferry terminal has to be moved closer to the train station.
  • Highway 19, going through Moss, must be tunnelled.

Bastø-Fosen’s State contract expires end of 2026. The politicians ask to speed up the tender process, in order to give the ferry operator enough time to make the proper investments. “By clarifying who has a license in 2027 as early as possible, it will be easier to plan in a longer perspective. We hope for a dialogue on this issue,” say the MP’s.

Bastø Fosen has hybrid ferries on order.