Greyhound Canada’s decision to cut services in Western Canada this fall will have a major impact on many rural Albertans, contrary to what Lee Harding wrote in his recent opinion piece, Gov’t should get off the bus.
Many Albertans – particularly those living in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities, rely on the Greyhound bus service to get to necessary medical appointments or visit family and friends.
Harding offers no evidence that only a few people take the bus in Alberta, and then insults them by saying they “squawk” loudly. We have heard from many Albertans who depend on regional bus services.
Alberta Transportation is pleased to see private operators already entering some routes that will be vacated by Greyhound. An example of this is how Northern Express is providing service between Edmonton and Grande Prairie.