The BC Passenger Transportation Board has given the green light for Greyhound Canada to pull out of northern British Columbia
The decision released today will see the end of Greyhound passenger services on nine routes, including those between Prince Rupert and Prince George, Fort St. James and Prince George, Dawson Creek to Prince George, and six others, including two on Vancouver Island.
Although the board specifically calls the elimination of services along the Highway of Tears a safety concern, it says it cannot “compel a private business to sustain significant financial losses indefinitely.”
Greyhound has said the routes have low ridership and big financial losses. It says ridership has declined by 30% over the past 5 years and that it is losing about $35,000 per day, recording losses totalling about $70 million dollars.
Greyhound must continue to operate the runs in question until the end of May, 2018.