NDP freezing fares on main ferry routes, 15% decreases coming for small crossings – seniors to travel free again

BC Ferries dual fuel vessel image courtesy Remontowa Shipbuilding

From CHEK News:

Three key promises in the NDP campaign platform regarding B.C. Ferries is set to come into effect in the next few weeks.

The NDP platform specifies that fares on the major routes will be frozen, fares on minor routes will be rolled back 15 per cent and seniors will once again travel free during the week.

“We are absolutely committed to making sure that life is more affordable for people. And that includes dealing with ferry fares. They were out of control over the last 16 years when the liberal government just walked away from the island communities,” says Trevena.

Currently, the cost of a vehicle and passenger heading to Vancouver from Swartz Bay is $74.70.