With word that Greyhound Canada is shutting practically all of
its western Canada operations, residents in Manitoba, Saskatchewan,
Alberta and B-C are asking… what’s next?
Manitoba’s Conservative government says it’s hopeful other
companies will pick up the abandoned bus routes, but notes there
will be no subsidies.
Saskatchewan’s government is echoing that sentiment, suggesting
that bringing back the Saskatchewan Transportation Company would
cost too much and doesn’t make sense.
Only one route in B-C is being saved — it’s the run between
Vancouver and Seattle that is operated out of the U-S.
Greyhound says ridership has dropped by 41 per cent over the last
eight years, making the business unsustainable.
The shutdown takes effect at the end of October and will put 415
people out of work.
Story credit: The Canadian Press
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