Council pushing to maintain Greyhound service in northern B.C.

The city is hoping other British Columbia municipalities will help it press the case to keep Greyhound services in northern B.C.

Greyhound Canada is proposing to end all of its passenger service in central and northern British Columbia. The routes proposed to end are: Prince George to Prince Rupert; Prince George to Valemount; Prince George to Dawson Creek; and Dawson Creek to Whitehorse. They have indicated that they will continue with freight services to these communities.

Mayor Lyn Hall will be asking council tonight to approve a late resolution for the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention later this month.

The resolution calls for the Passenger Transportation Board to “decline Greyhound Canada’s application to cease operation of selected inter-city bus routes, and instead ensure that B.C.’s transportation network remains fully connected, to achieve our province’s collective public safety, economic, social and environmental goals.”

The resolution also asks the province to “review and strengthen transportation infrastructure and networks across the province, enabling British Columbians to support community resilience, diversity, and competitiveness; spark and sustain economic growth; and seize opportunities.”