Greyhound wants to trim service

100 Mile House council understand Greyhound service cut proposal based on a business decision

Greyhound Canada Transportation has filed an application with the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board to reduce service throughout the province, and if approved, service in 100 Mile House will be reduced.

After some discussion at their Oct. 10 meeting, District of 100 Mile House councillors received an information letter from Greyhound, explaining service would be reduced from three to two trips daily.

It was noted that it was purely a business decision, as the passenger numbers are way down and the company is losing a lot of money by providing its current daily minimum service.

District chief administrative officer Roy Scott said Greyhound was eliminating the 10 p.m. bus in 100 Mile because it wasn’t paying for itself.

Noting a local business owner was concerned about the loss of freight service, Scott said that when he looked into the issue, he learned 95 per cent of the freight is delivered by truck in the early morning hours.

Mayor Mitch Campsall said he didn’t have an issue with the suggested change because 100 Mile is still getting passenger service.

“If they were cancelling the service completely, then I would have concerns because our community depends on Greyhound.”