Mayor Looks for Support for Late Resolution to Be Put Before Council
Prince George, B.C> – With the Union of BC Municipalities annual convention just a week away, Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall is calling on his Council colleagues to support a late resolution to be presented at the convention.
The issue is Greyhound’s recent move to cancel service on some of its routes throughout the north. The company had stated it needs to reduce service in the wake of subsidized transportation that is now being provided through the special BC Transit service introduced along the Highway 16 corridor and the service provided by Northern Health.
The routes in question are:
- Prince George to Prince Rupert,
- Prince George to Valemount,
- Prince George to Dawson Creek.
- Dawson Creek to Whitehorse and
- Victoria to Nanaimo.
The resolution says the BC Transit route along Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert is ” designed to dovetail rather than compete with existing commercial inter-city bus transportation services”.
The resolution calls for the Passenger Transportation Board to decline Greyhound’s application and ensure that ” BC’s transportation network remains fully connected, to achieve our province’s collective public safety, economic, social, and environmental goals”.
It also calls for 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.”