DESPITE receiving months of warning, Transportation Minister Claire Trevena chose to take no action to help northern residents after Greyhound cancelled service in the region, the B.C. Liberals alleged on Wednesday.
“The cancellation of Greyhound’s bus service in northern B.C. has left an entire region of the province with very few safe travel options,” said Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond. “This is disappointing news for many of my constituents who need this bus service. It is imperative that there be immediate action to find safe, reliable transportation that northern residents deserve.”
“This is devastating to residents – particularly Indigenous communities and seniors – who rely on this service to get to their destinations safely,” said Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad. “The NDP government likes to talk about how much they care, yet they can’t deliver real solutions when it comes time to take action. This is a troubling trend.”
“The Transportation Minister has had months to work with the B.C. Transportation Board to find a solution to this,” says Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. “Greyhound announced its intention to apply to cancel service back in September and it is deeply concerning the Minister chose to do nothing to prepare for this outcome.”
“All British Columbians, from all regions across the province, deserve a government that can deliver solutions rather than slogans,” said Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “As BC Liberal MLAs in affected communities, we will continue to work toward ensuring residents have access to safe, reliable transportation options.”