VANCOUVER (July 9, 2018) – As Greyhound prepares to withdraw service from B.C., British Columbians seeking safe and reliable long-distance transportation will suffer from the NDP government’s inaction.
“This is totally unacceptable,” says Andrew Wilkinson, Leader of B.C.’s Official Opposition. “Seniors, students and families rely on those bus routes to travel between communities. We’re seeing a repeat of how the NDP previously handled Greyhound’s plans to reduce northern service— months of inaction, leading to a total loss of service.”
Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar says the news is a huge loss for Kamloops and area. He notes it’s never good to see a company leaving the Interior, much less one that provides such an important service tor residents and visitors.
“The BC NDP can’t simply throw up their hands again and blame others,” says Milobar. “It’s their responsibility to provide safe and reliable transportation to British Columbians, and to find ways to reduce the added costs that are hampering transportation companies. It’s long past due for them to act on this important issue.”