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We create the backbone for sustainable bread-and-butter development and growth by restructuring BC Ferry Corporation (BCFC)’s Nanaimo-Vancouver s… Read More
We create the backbone for sustainable bread-and-butter development and growth by restructuring BC Ferry Corporation (BCFC)’s Nanaimo-Vancouver service away from a Highway to a public-private Regional Transit Service, splitting operations into Passenger-only and Passenger/Vehicle ferries, closing Departure Bay and building a Nanaimo LRT system. Read Less
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Salish Sea Transit Services
The backbone for sustainable development
The SSTS solution links passenger-only high-speed downtown-to-downtown ferries with LRT connections, sparking development of a self-sustaining traffic loop that transforms the service from a highway to a Regional Transit Service.

We create the backbone for sustainable bread-and-butter development and growth by re-structuring BC Ferry Corporation (BCFC)’s Nanaimo-Vancouver service away from a Highway to a public-private Regional Transit Service:

A)  Splitting operations into Passenger-Only and Passenger/Vehicle ferries;
B)  Docking Passenger-Only Ferries at Nanaimo's Cruise Ship Terminal;
C)  Docking all Passenger/Vehicle Ferries at Duke Point (closing Departure Bay); and
D)  Planning and Building a Nanaimo LRT system.

Past attempts to create a passenger ferry service used a single small vessel, simply trying to compete without looking at the larger regional economy picture.

A Vancouver-Nanaimo service needs higher ridership at both ends to make economic sense: a larger year-round Island population base, greater commercial activity and employment to feed traffic to the system.