This really sucks. I just read that Greyhound is soon going to cut service to Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. It may also look at cutting service to Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. They say they don’t have enough money to cover those routes and want government help. The government, in true pass the buck fashion, says one of two things: that Greyhound is trying to bully them, and that it’s not a federal problem, it’s a provincial one.
It worries me that this is happening, because often Greyhound is the only means of public transportation that goes to some of these places, so if you don’t have a car, like me, for instance, you’re not getting in or out. It’s already getting harder and harder to get to some places, and Greyhound bus fares seem to have gone up a lot, and a lot of the flexibility of traveling Greyhound is gone. Last time I took the bus, they wanted to know precisely which bus I was taking. It used to be that a bus ticket was good for 90 days, and then it became that you had to specify the date but not the time. Now, you have to know which bus you’re taking. And now they’re cutting service.
And I will say again. The bus should be considered by the masses to be a viable alternative to driving because…?