Update on the departure of Greyhound in Northwest BC
Since the announcement that Greyhound would stop serving portions of Northwest BC, many residents have been left wondering what the next step is.
Well, for the time being, we’ll have to wait and see.
We have reached out to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and received this update:
“The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is working hard to ensure northern communities will not be left stranded without access to transportation service, once Greyhound ceases operations on June 1st. More details on the government’s next steps will be available soon.”
In February 2018, Greyhound sent an application to the BC Transportation Board, in hopes of removing services from specific regions of BC, due to low ridership making for extreme financial losses.
In Greyhounds application, they stated they were losing nearly $35,000 a day, which accumulated to over $70 million in the last 6 years.
Greyhound will fulfill their current transit obligations and cease operations on May 31st, 2018.
More on the scattered departures of Greyhound in BC can be found here.