Public hearings on Greyhound Canada’s application to cut northern BC bus routes began today.
In late August, Greyhound Canada applied to the Board to eliminate nine routes, including the stretch of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert and Highway 97 from Prince George to Dawson Creek.
The Passenger Transportation Board is holding hearings in communities that will be directly affected by the company’s proposed service cuts.
The hearings start today in Prince George followed by Terrace Tuesday, Smithers Wednesday, and Fort St. John Thursday.
Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain is encouraging those concerned to have their say.
The Board will also hear from Greyhound Canada which has cited increased competition and more public transit as reasons for wanting to ditch the routes.
The PTB says it will make a final decision in early 2018.