Cullen Concerned About Greyhound Service Cut Plan
Prince George ,B.C. – Skeena-Bulkley MP Nathan Cullen is working on the Greyhound service cut file.
Cullen says the timing of the cuts “is brutal” as it comes at a time when there are efforts to increase safety along the Highway 16 corridor “Cutting options for people is a terrible situation”.
Greyhound has announced it would like to end service from a number of routes including Prince George to Prince Rupert, Prince George to Dawson Creek, and Prince George to Valemount.
The proposal is before the Passenger Transportation Board in B.C and the City of Prince George is hoping delegates to the Union of BC Municipalities convention will support a late resolution calling for the Passenger Transportation Board to deny the proposed service cuts.
Cullen says it is insensitive for greyhound to suggest the bus service is not needed “Most companies would look at a lack of people on their service and say, is there something we can do to improve that service, rather than somehow blaming the victim. I’ve used Greyhound and the thing takes off sometimes at 3 o’clock in the morning and sometimes drops you off at 4’o’clock in the morning somewhere else. It’s obviously not ideal for a lot of people, and it even raises questions about safety. Through all of this I’ve found Greyhound more than just a little insensitive, and just looking for reasons to say no, instead of looking for reasons to make this work better for everybody.”