The folks from Texada island are steamed about the massive sailing cuts to come from BC Ferries.
In response, the finest of the fine folks working for Snooklandian Transportation Minister Mr. Todd Stone told the islanders that they have no choice because they have to cut costs, especially on routes such as theirs where the ship is running at below 20% capacity on some sailings.
Sounds reasonable, kinda/sorta I suppose.
As you may have already surmised, convenient/useful terms like 'capacity', and the numbers associated with them, are not always what they seem:
...(R)esidents pointed out the original vessel on the Texada route was the Tachek, which has a much lower vehicle capacity than the North Island Princess (NIP), the vessel that currently provides service on the route. No one asked or consulted with island residents when the NIP was put on the route, but now it is being used in calculations designed to show low usage. If the Tachek had been used instead, utilization rates would be much higher...
The finer then possibly finest of the fine folks can ever be institute a massive increase in useless capacity and now the regular folks who actually use the over-capacitized system have to pay for it.
Sounds like the perfect Snooklandian solution to me.
And where is the good Mr. David Hahn these days anyway?...Perhaps the very good Mr. Baldrey could do a follow-up fawning to help us avert our eyes (and attention) from the dismantling of (what used to be) our ferry system.
Oh, and case you missed it, the Tachek was built for the Ministry of Transportation which would make it part of 'what', exactly?