OSTC public meeting seeks solutions to plummeting ferry ridership

SOUTH BAYMOUTH—The Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC) terminal in South Baymouth was packed last evening (Wednesday, September 26) as concerned Islanders came out to share their ideas with consultants hired by the OSTC to find answers to why ridership on the Chi-Cheemaun has plummeted 22 percent since 2005.

Jean-Francois Arsenault and Jean-Francois Pelletier, consultants with CPCS a transportation consultancy firm formerly a part of CP Rail, posed questions on the state of the existing market and drivers, future market opportunities and market development strategy to a standing-room only crowd.

A lively discussion followed.

Check out the full story in the October 3 edition of The Manitoulin Expositor.

Michael Erskine