BC Minister of Transportation criticizes Greyhound on discontinued routes

14 Julio, 2018, 07:43 | Author: Arnold Perez
  • 1:20pm

Image Credit CFJC Today

But, in retrospect, the end of Greyhound (Western Canada) should not have been a surprise.

"We're dealing with severance packages and we'll be setting up joint planning committee meetings with both the union and non-union staff to work through any questions to make sure that they're looked after properly".

Manoni said Greyhound has announced service reductions in a number of markets since 2009 due to low ridership and financial losses and in many cases, service gaps are filled by other bus companies, and "other modes".

Hargrave said especially when it comes to employees, the government didn't argue with the arbitrator decision a few months ago which said some of the employees were owed more money.

"Maybe if I come back, I'm going to have to take a flight".

"The good thing about (Greyhound) was people could afford a bus ticket", he said. "The Greyhound bus service for many, many generations has served as the principle mode of transportation for our people".

"It is already well documented that our citizens have to ride the bus for hours, some longer than 14 hours, in order to see a doctor". He said he uses Greyhound to ship parts to other cities, and expects his costs will go up if he needs to use another service.

More news: Serena ready for royal date with Meghan at Wimbledon
More news: Hija de Chávez responde con grosera indirecta a comentarios de Ortega Díaz
More news: China trade surplus with USA hits historic high & timing couldn’t be worse

Chrest is hopeful smaller private operators will step in, but that didn't happen after the 2012 cuts.

Odelie Bernard-Labelle from Montreal was waiting at the Maritime Bus station in Halifax Wednesday, and said as a person without a vehicle, she sees buses as an important transportation option.

Wabinski said he hopes to have buses making trips 5 to 7 days a week, and is also looking at having the company make trips to The Pas and Dauphin.

Without Greyhound, over 60 communities in B.C. will be left with little to no way of connecting with each other.

Possible measures to ensure transportation remains available could include support for local entrepreneurs to take advantage of the hole Greyhound's departure will leave, North said, but Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler told the Canadian Press there will be no financial aid from the provincial government. Greyhound Canada has long advocated for a community funding model to allow any private carrier to bid on essential rural services, he added.

In a Facebook post, it said it will be offering service from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay, Ont., Thompson, Man., Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert, Sask., starting October 31 - the day Greyhound shuts down its western operation.



Dow Jones cierra con retroceso de 0.88 por ciento
Los bancos retrocedieron porque los informes de ganancias trimestrales de JPMorgan Chase y Citigroup no impresionaron a los inversionistas.

Federation Internationale de Football Association W.C to be held in November
We should thank Russia: the Russian Government, President (Vladimir) Putin, the LOC, the Russian Football Union. However, Infantino said leagues were aware of the change and would simply have to adjust accordingly.

Bulls rescind qualifying offer to David Nwaba
While with the Bulls, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard appeared in nine games and averaged 15.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He also shot 43.9 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from the perimeter.

British Diver Who Helped Rescue Trapped Boys in Thailand Returns to UK
Sadly just hours after making his way out of the cave, Harris received the heartbreaking news that his father had died. I think it was the result of an global team of military and civilian divers working alongside the Thai Navy.

Trump refuses to answer CNN reporter's question
He directly condemned the president's use of the term "fake news" to inaccurately denigrate coverage he doesn't like. Because clearly, that's what Acosta would have done if the president blew off Fox News? LOL.

Prince William, Kate's Family Of 5 Spotted Together For The First Time
There they would be joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex along with other guests. Prince George and Princess Charlotte holding onto their father Prince William \'s hands as they leave the chapel.

Jueza rechaza pedido de Gobierno EEUU para detener a niños inmigrantes
El Gobierno hizo la solicitud en junio, después de las protestas generalizadas contra su política de separar a los niños de los padres que entraron ilegalmente en Estados Unidos .

Pop! Funko Introduces its First Pokemon Vinyl Figure, Starting with Pikachu
A new Japanese trailer for Pokemon Let's Go confirms the return of anime villains Jessie and James. The games are based on the classic Pokemon Yellow version and take place in the Kanto region.

Mr Donald Trump lashes Germany over Nord Stream 2gas pipeline deal
This sensitive matter [on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline] has been discussed in the European Union for some time. Bush, told UPI it's naïve to try to decouple energy from political issues.

Dozens killed in bombings at Pakistan election rallies
Siraj's teenage son, Akmal Raisani, had also been killed in an attack during a football match in the same district in 2011. Underscoring the security threat, were Friday's bombings that killed 69 people in the latest election related violence.