One of the first things I said when I heard about Wroute, the service that will Tesla you between Kitchener and Guelph, is that I thought they were aiming too high out of the gate. Unfortunately, it seems they’re starting to realize that I was correct.
The owner of Wroute said they expected there to be a lot more passenger activity than there has been.
“It is increasing every month (passenger volume), which is great, just not at the rate we expected. Unfortunately to make sure that the company can continue for long enough to wait for that passenger volume to increase, we had to reduce both our service and the size of the team … to make sure the company extends long enough to do that.” Jason Hammond explained.
Wroute launched in September with 27 drivers. They’re now down to 20.
“We took about one hour from the morning and an hour from the evening, during the week. Then a few hours in both the morning and evening, over the weekend.”
The news isn’t all bad, though. A few weeks ago, the company expanded its offerings to include trips to the Waterloo Airport, the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, the University of Guelph, the Aldershot GO station and Mapleview mall in Burlington.
I sure hope they can get things stabilized. They’ve got a good idea and much needed service here and it would be a shame if we lost it.