Motor Coach Industry Review Ordered
Prince George, B.C. – Saying crashes of Motor Coaches in B.C. are “very rare” Minister of Transportation, Todd Stone says there have been two serious crashes over the past couple of years.
The most recent happened last month when a coach carrying 30 passengers, crashed on the Coquihalla, causing serious injuries.
Stone says even though there is a comprehensive bus safety program in the province, he has directed his Ministry to conduct a safety review of the Motor Coach industry in B.C.
Stone says it will be a comprehensive thorough look at all aspects of the industry including B.C.’s regulatory measures “The review will include best practices in neighbouring jurisdictions, looking for innovative changes that have proven to have a positive impact on this industry.”
Noting the Motor Coach industry is a “critical component to the tourism industry ” Stone says the Tourism industry will be among those consulted during the course of the review.
Stone expects the review will be completed early in the new year.