Greyhound decision still pending

The B.C. Transportation Board is still working on the decision to approve or deny Greyhound’s request for a reduction in route minimums.

  • Dec. 10, 2012 7:00 a.m.

The B.C. Transportation Board is still working on the decision to approve or deny Greyhound’s request for a reduction in route minimums.

The decision could come in mid-December, but is likely to take until after the new year.

The Board received around 160 submissions on the proposal for service reduction.

The company hopes to save $6.7 million through route reductions.

The lack of a local office for Greyhound services continues as well, but is a separate issue, according to Lyn Potts, a Greyhound representative for the area.

She said the size of Fort St. James and low usage rates mean having a stand-alone office in the town is not feasible, but they are stills searching for a local business to partner with.

As with the taxi office, Greyhound would want to partner with an existing business to add income to the current business.

Potential partners would need to pass a background check, have appropriate parking nearby for the bus, preferably have a seat or two for passengers and a rest room.

“Whether or not we reduce runs … we still will be doing express shipments to that community,” she said.