February 17. 1998
Open letter to Bowen Islanders
BC Ferries wishes to respond to concerns expressed by the residents of Bowen Island
BC Ferries continues to research options to improve cost an operating efficiencies on many of its routes and services, and Bowen Island is no exception. No decisions have been made with respect to specific proposals for Bowen Island. Further, no operational changes will take place on this route without consultation.
Contrary to information provided on board the vessel, the facts are:
The details of this new consultation process are still being developed. BC Ferries commits to a meeting in public once a recommended process is in place.
BC Ferries is committed to improving its fiscal performance while working closely with local communities to ensure that customers receive the best possible service available at an affordable price. It is anticipated that, by more efficient utilization of the Queen of Capilano, BCFC could save between $2.5M to $3.5M annually.
We look forward to working with your ferry advisory committee and we invite you to become part of our consultation process. Please look for information and notices of open houses on the vessel and in your local paper. If you have any questions, please contact the Bowen Island ferry information line at (604) 788-0105.
Glen A. Brown
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