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General News · 13th July 2018
Paul Ryan
BC Ferries Vessel Preference Survey will take place online as well as July 24 on Powell River Queen, at Q Cove terminal and in front of Tru Value Foods, Q Cove. See below for details or fill in the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/19-23service

For more info: https://www.bcferries.com/about/projects/routes-19-23.html
The BC Ferries Mandate
Comment by max on 23rd July 2018
According to BC Ferries website, there is not a restriction on providing land transport between ferries in the BC Ferries Mandate. There are statements that could indicate that they would provide or cooperate to provide transport between ferries. It's part of the job to connect Cortes to Campbell River.

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Re Broader Discussion
Comment by Paul Ryan on 20th July 2018
Kate, It is not part of BC ferries mandate to provide shuttle services for foot passengers between ferry terminals.
Current ferry capacities
Comment by Rod Lee on 18th July 2018
As an information note, our current ferry - the Tachek - is rated for 28-30 normal sized cars when loaded saflely, and to DOT requirements.
The current ferry running between Campbell River, and Quathiaski Cove is of the "Bowen" class and is rated for 67-70 normal sized cars.
As you can imagine, when we load any larger sized vehicles, Hydro or Telus trucks, lumber trucks, retail food trucks, aquaculture trucks, concrete trucks, semi refuse trucks taking bins to and from our Island, along with any car with a utility trailer, a boat, a camper, or mobile trailer, it significantly reduces the space for our individual vehicles.
broader discussion
Comment by Kate Maddigan on 17th July 2018
As a volunteer trying to get some better transportation options for Cortes off the ground, I wonder why BC Ferries doesn't provide a shuttle across Quadra for us to get to the next ferry? A larger capacity ferry for Cortes and Quadra could be unnecessary if there such a shuttle, as there would probably be more walk-ons and fewer cars. Why isn't BC Ferries providing a shuttle, instead of, or along with, the larger ferry? Moving foot passengers between ferries could be part of the BC Ferries service, and it would be amazing if they would provide it.
current vessel capacity?
Comment by Kate on 17th July 2018
Paul, could you please tell us the capacity of the vessel being used right now? I don't think I've come across this info anywhere, thanks
more info
Comment by Paul Ryan on 13th July 2018
Just so you know, the two options are this: One 100 car ferry sailing every hour from Q cove and Campbell River. Or, two 47 car ferries, like the one Cortesians will be getting, sailing every half hour from Q cove and Campbell River.