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Provincial Ministers to Write To Federal Government on Greyhound’s Service Withdrawal

A meeting with Western Canadian ministers and representatives on Greyhound’s Service withdrawal Thursday was positive and productive according to BC’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Claire Trevena said they have agreed to write to the federal minister of transport to advocate for all Canadians who need access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation.

She says while Greyhound’s 90-day deadline for service withdrawal is extremely short for alternatives to be developed, she hopes local operators will see a badly needed service to the parts of BC most affected by its’ decision.

“My staff have been in close contact with their federal counterparts to advocate for British Columbians who will lose bus service, and I have asked them to continue to work together,” she stated in a news release.

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“I am committed to sitting down with service providers, the private sector and local government, and will continue to be in close contact with my provincial counterparts, to explore what other options are available to keep communities connected.”

The Passenger Transportation Board said Wednesday that it will fast-track applications from operators who want to serve parts of BC that will be left without commercial inter-city bus service as a result of Greyhound’s exit effective October 30, 2018.

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