Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Skeena MP latest to weigh in on Greyhound application to end Northern BC service

NDP MP Nathan Cullen has added
his voice to concerns over the fate
of Greyhound service in Northern BC
The MP who represents a good portion of the area of the Northwest that will be affected by a proposed service elimination by Greyhound Canada has outlined his disappointment in the application.

Nathan Cullen, NDP MP for Skeena issued an information statement on Tuesday that expressed his concern over the Greyhound plan and outlined how its a reminder of the need for safe and reliable transportation options in Northern B.C.

“This is an especially disappointing announcement as the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be stopping along the Highway of Tears next month,”  ... “It should serve as a stark reminder that we need safe and reliable transportation options in Northern BC."

Calling the prospect of the end of service as a "very big loss" the NDP MP noted that Greyhound has been serving the region for a long time and for many communities it is the only way in and out for many travellers.

The MP's voice is just the latest from regional officials to join in to express concern over the application now in front of the Passenger Transportation Board in British Columbia.

His full statement can be reviewed here.

You can examine more of the fall out from that application from our Highway 16 archive page here.

More notes related to Mr. Cullen's work in Ottawa can be reviewed here.

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