Hearings set for Greyhound proposal to cut service in the North

 

The Passenger Transportation Board will be holding a series of public meetings throughout northern B.C. to gather input on Greyhound’s application to halt passenger service along Highway 16.

Greyhound is seeking the board’s permission to eliminate the following routes:

  • Dawson Creek – Fort Nelson
  • Fort Nelson – Yukon Border & Highway 97
  • Dawson Creek – Prince George
  • Prince George – Fort St James
  • Prince Rupert – Prince George
  • Prince George – Albert Border & Highway 16

The board will hold a public meeting in Prince George on Monday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coast Inn of the North.

The board wants to hear: from individuals and community representatives about what transportation services people use and how Greyhound’s proposed changes would affect them; from Greyhound on its passenger services and business model that relate to the application; and from all sides with information and evidence that will allow a balanced assessment in rendering its decision.

The board will be in Terrace on Tuesday, December 12, at the Best Western from 1-3 p.m.; in Smithers on Wednesday, December 13, at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge from 8:30-10:30 a.m.; and in Fort St. John on Thursday, December 14, from 2-4 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel and Convention Centre.

If you want to make an oral statement to the Board at a public meeting please complete the Speaker Registration form and return it to the Board by 12 noon on December 8, 2017 by: email: ptboard@gov.bc.ca or fax: 250-953-3788, You may also contact the Board to register by: phone: 250-953-3777 mail: PO Box 9850 STN PROV GOVT Victoria, BC V8W 9T5.