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General News · 1st May 2024
Kate Maddigan for CCEDA
Seeking Solutions: Passenger Transportation Consultation coming to Quadra and Cortes

Recent transportation studies have shown that limited passenger options on Quadra and Cortes Islands are an issue that both communities would like addressed.

In response, the Cortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) is launching a Community Consultation on Passenger Transportation Solutions project with funding from the Island Coastal Economic Trust. This consultation will be led by members of both communities, and will seek input from residents of and visitors to Cortes, Quadra, and the Outer Islands. Partners include the Cortes Island Community Foundation and the Quadra Island Climate Action Network (ICAN).

The hope is that this effort will finally make passenger transportation a reality for these islands:


FORUM: What is happening on other islands? Guest speakers will share their experiences at the online Transportation Learning Forum, taking place on Tuesday, May 21st, 7-9pm via Zoom (

SURVEY: What are the transportation needs and potential solutions? Look out for the survey launching May 13th.

IN-PERSON MEETING: What solutions might work best on Quadra and Cortes Islands? This will be explored at community meetings open to residents and visitors alike, happening on
June 1st, 1-3pm at the Quadra Legion
June 2nd 1-3pm at Mansons Hall
June 6th, 7-9pm on ZOOM (link will be advertised closer to the date)

Some solutions that have already been suggested include: a community bus, ride hailing, taxi, and ridesharing/carpooling. No doubt other solutions exist as well. Prime considerations are reliability, convenience and frequency, as well as affordability and equity which are key to the success of any transportation endeavour.

For more information on previous studies, possible solutions, what other communities are doing, and how to get involved (including the Zoom links) go to

Please contact us with any questions, and we look forward to your participation!

Kate Maddigan, Project Lead, Cortes Island

Jen Banks-Doll, Project Lead, Quadra Island