As ferry fares rise, ferry traffic slumps

Residents of rural areas served by BC Ferries are looking at yet another increase in ferry rates with a wary eye, the most recent increase is a continuation of a bid by BC Ferries to recoup revenues by charging more for users.

A scenario which seems to be a double edged sword for the rural areas, as with the cost increasing, the usage then declines, especially when it comes to non residential visitors. Which means that the Ferry Corporation seeks more revenues again and again from those that depend on the service the most the rural residents of the coastal communities, a vicious little circle that has them wondering and worrying about their future.
The situation is one that the BC Ferries Ferry Advisory Committees are expected to keep a watchful eye on, though their published minutes are slow to come to the public’s attention…

( from  the blog a town called podunk,  click on the link below to see the entire article … 7491    )-