Trucking association not concerned about ferry service cuts

Brodie Thomas
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The head of the Atlantic Province’s trucking association says his group is not yet concerned about cuts to Marine Atlantic summer service.

The Crown corporation says it is going to make four fewer crossings per week than last summer, and will not be running the commercial traffic ferry Leif Ericson every day.

Jean Marc Picard, executive director of the APTA, said they were briefed by Marine Atlantic about the change.

“Right now we’re not concerned,” he said.

Picard said the corporation is going to assign extra space on each crossing for commercial traffic.

“They gave us some numbers – it was about 100 spots per week – which should be enough I guess to handle traffic, based on their prediction,” said Picard. “But who knows what the summer traffic will look like once we’re into it.”

Organizations: Marine Atlantic

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  • Steve
    June 03, 2014 - 17:43

    This is the one and only time the APTA is not concerned with MA. I guess drop trailers dont complain. Corruption at its best. MA Management should be ashamed of itself.