Originally Posted by officedweller
Isn't the whole reason for the Sunshine Coast bridge / connector project to free up space at the Horseshoe Bay terminal (for Nanaimo service) by cancelling the Langdale ferry?
If it's built, it's going to probably be partially be financed by eager Real Estate Investors. Also, it "frees up" relatively flat land from the the remaining ALR in the Fraser Valley, or being taken from the ALR (as will inevitably happen one day in the future, as has been slowly happening for years now.)
The Langdale ferry freed up is just the icing on the cake in my opinion. There's probably enough benefits from just the real estate side to go forward with it.