Transportation and Works
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
February 1, 2008
Minister Announces Schedule for 2008 Labrador Marine Coastal Service
The Provincial Government continues to improve the Labrador Marine Coastal Service.
Today, the Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, released the 2008 Labrador Marine Coastal Service schedule, which includes an enhanced service for users of the Sir Robert Bond and the Astron.
"This government is committed to finding ways to provide a better and more efficient service for those who rely on our Labrador ferries," said Minister Whalen. "This year�s schedule is indicative of these efforts."
Some of the highlights of the new schedule include:
The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs, said: "These new enhancements are improving the flow of goods, services and people throughout the region and between Labrador and the island, providing Labradorians with a stronger sense of connection with the rest of the province. We continue to make significant improvements to the transportation network for Labrador, highlighted with our announcement we will invest $45 million this summer for Phase I of the Trans Labrador Highway."
The Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, was particularly pleased with changes to the schedule of the Astron. "The expansion of the Astron schedule that services the North Coast of Labrador will further improve the availability of goods and products to the communities that rely heavily on the service," said Minister Pottle.
A copy of the provincial ferry schedules is available at: www.gov.nl.ca/tw/ferryservices/schedules.stm
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