Do not try to fix Greyhound
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B.C. the government has issued a call for expressions of interest to provide a substitute bus service that would fill the gap left by Greyhound's departure at the end of October.
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure said in a report that 83 percent of old routes have been covered so far, thanks to the rapid tracking of applications from companies like Ebus that want to enter. However, there are eight tracks remaining.
Their call for expressions of interest is now focused on feelings that could be covered by private sector operators, non-profit companies, community agencies, local governments, indigenous communities or other stakeholders. The Parties will continue to have to ask the Passenger Transport Council for a long-distance bus transport license.
The two routes concerned are:
- Cache Creek to Kamloops on Highway 1
- Kamloops to Valemount on Highway 5
- Valemount on the B.C.-Alberta border on Highways 5 and 16
- Dawson Creek at the border of B.C.-Alberta on Highway 2
- Salmo to Creston on highways 3 and 6
- Cranbrook on the B.C.-Alberta Highway 3
- Fort Nelson on the B.C.-Yukon border on the road 7
- I hope Princeton on Highway 3
The deadline for sending the respondents is January 15, 2019, and you can find the offers here. The Ministry remains in talks with the federal government and other provinces and territories and seeks to find a long-term viable solution to ensure safe and reliable land transport for B.C. citizens.