The province announced Thursday that provincial funding for the Campobello Island ferry will continue to ensure island residents can travel conveniently to the mainland.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the United States border, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DTI) will continue to subsidize the ferry service on a month-to-month basis.
Jill Green, New Brunswick’s transportation minister, said DTI understands the importance of temporarily extending Campobello Island ferry services.
“This enables Campobello residents to move freely, to and from the island, without added restriction,” she said.
Campobello Island’s permanent transportation link, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge, is connected to the mainland at Lubec, Maine.
The province says a round trip means crossing the border four times and about 150 kilometres of travel. The U.S. also requires non-residents to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Officials say the ferry will continue to operate four days per week at the regular off-season service levels. The current schedule can be found here.