The B.C. government is looking for operators to take over eight bus routes that remain without service since Greyhound left B.C., including two in the Northeast.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is taking expressions of interests in the routes until January 15.
The government says it is trying to gauge interest from private sector operators, non-profit societies, community agencies, local governments, Indigenous communities or other groups that want to provide transportation services on the routes.
Ther are eight routes in all, including Highway 2 from Dawson Creek to the provincial boundary, Highway 7 from Fort Nelson to the B.C.-Yukon boundary, and highways 5 and 16 from Valemount to the B.C.-Alberta boundary.
The government says when Greyhound withdrew service it was able to cover 83 per cent of the abandoned routes by fast-tracking applications.
(The Canadian Press)