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B.C. Minister of Transportation criticizes Greyhound on discontinued routes

Greyhound's recent decision to cut all routes in western Canada except for one has left residents in a tight spot and Claire Trevena, B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, let them know.

After losing 41% of their ridership since 2010, Greyhound has decided to discontinue nearly all routes in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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In response, Trevena released a statement scorning their lack of communication with the province of B.C. before agreeing to close their routes, calling the decision "hugely problematic."

Trevena states that Greyhound did not reach out to her or her staff prior to their choice to cut Western Canada from their services, adding that is was "something I would have expected, given their long history in this province."

"This move will leave people with limited options to get around and this will likely impact the most vulnerable," said Trevena.

The Minister has assured the public that she will be sitting down with the local government, other service providers and the private sector in an attempt to re-establish bus routes that will no longer be available after October 31.

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