FREDERICTON (GNB) – A change to the ferry service for both the Millidgeville and Summerville crossing, and the crossing to Kennebecasis Island, has been announced by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Beginning Friday, May 15, the Peninsula Princess ferry will provide service to both the Millidgeville and Summerville crossing and the crossing for Kennebecasis Island.

“Over the past three years the province had hired a private company to provide 12 to 16 hours per day of on-demand service to Kennebecasis Island, at a significant cost to taxpayers,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver. “The province cannot continue this annual expense and must look for more economical solutions and maximize our current resources.”

The Peninsula Princess will operate on a new schedule, except for the 5:45 a.m. and 10 p.m. departures from Kennebecasis Island, which will not be offered until at least June 1.