Taxpayers sponsoring base’s free transit?

CFB Esquimalt blue boat ferry, Colwood Crawl

Re: No frills, no fuss, stress-free commute (News, July 6)

While I am delighted that CFB Esquimalt is lessening the carbon load by providing a ferry service for its personnel, I wonder about the fairness? Please tell me they pay for it, or that it is classed as a taxable benefit. This is a question your reporter apparently failed to ask.

It is fine that one sailor is saving $60 a week but are the poor stiffs caught in the Colwood Crawl footing the bill for this?

Anne Moon

Victoria