Give your input to the Ferry Task Force
The new Prince Edward Island Ferry Task Force invites online feedback from Islanders on the importance of the Wood Islands ferry service to the province.
The Wood Islands-Caribou ferry contributes an estimated $27 million to the provincial economy each year, carrying approximately 475,000 passengers, 160,000 passenger vehicles, and 18,000 commercial trucks. The service also provides stable, seasonal employment for more than 200 employees.
What is the purpose of the PEI Ferry Task Force?
The PEI Ferry Task Force was established in February 2017 with goals to:
highlight any policy objectives that should be addressed by both the provincial and federal governments;
provide information on revenue, operational costs, long-term infrastructure and capital requirements; and
identify potential traffic for ferry service for the next five to 10 years.
What is the deadline for input?
The online consultation period is open to April 30, 2017.
How will public input be used?
Recommendations from the task force will be presented to cabinet by June 1, 2017. Provincial cabinet will share the task force’s recommendations with the federal government – as ferries are a federal responsibility – while it continues to reiterate the importance of the ferry service.
Where can I get more information?
For more information, contact:
PEI Rural and Regional Development