Yesterday we outlined how the Albion ferries, soon to be redundant with the opening of the Golden Ears bridge were getting a few tire kickers, one of them an interested potential buyer in Prince Rupert.
It would seem that the Internet must be working fine at City Hall, the Globe and Mail today identified the City of Prince Rupert as one of the potential buyers and perhaps they learned of the potential purchase from a Craigslist advertisement which was posted to the social website last month…
(from the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 4025803527 )-
Rode on these ferries when I go for a drive to the Fraser Valley, quite a shame such a nice ride from Maple Ridge to Fort Langley will be gone because of the new spectacular bridge.
Would be nice to see at least one of them do the Digby-Airport/Rupert run though.
When leading the discussion around the council table perhaps the good Captain will initiate some dialogue about the possibility of ‘user pay’ rather than ‘taxpayer subsidize’ as the guiding principle for running the airport ferry, keeping in mind that only some citizens can afford to jet off for some fun in the sun. That would seem to be consistent with his campaign messages about the need for greater fiscal responsibility to address long-term infrastructure needs.
Of course, if he really wanted to be consistent he could put the existing ferry on his list of surplus city assets that should be sold-off by one means or another to generate much needed cash.