Monday, September 29, 2014

Airport Transportation the subject of short survey from Chamber of Commerce

As we mentioned earlier in the month, Prince Rupert now has a shiny new Airport shuttle terminal in the downtown area, a welcome (and dry) alternative for Air Canada passengers and those awaiting them to make use of beside the Rupert Hotel.

With the shuttle terminal situation taken care of,  moves continue to make the passenger experience a bit more enjoyable for North Coast residents and visitors.

Towards that goal, residents of the region are being asked to turn their attention towards the ground transportation option that takes us to the Digby Island airport.

The Chamber of Commerce is currently conducting a survey, asking those that participate if they would be willing to spend one dollar extra per round trip to and from the airport to help offset the cost of purchasing new buses.

If the plan is put in motion, the cash added on project to provide for more modern transportation options to YPR  would last for five years.

The rather rustic nature of some of the bus transportation to the airport has made for much discussion in the past, with Mayor Mussallem once mentioning the prison bus nature of the current transportation model.

The airport bus initiative is the latest in moves in the community to make the flight experience out of YPR a little more enjoyable.

The recent opening of the shuttle terminal and ongoing renovations to the Terminal building itself also are contributing to the make over to the image of the airport in the community.

Something that local airport officials no doubt are hoping will keep Prince Rupert travellers close to home, rather than taking the ninety minute trek to the Terrace airport and the flight options that it has to offer.

You can take the survey through the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, or by clicking on this link.

For more items of interest regarding Air transportation in the region see our archive page.

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