Greyhound Reductions Proposed
Greyhound wants to reduce the minimum number of times it has to service some routes across the province including ones through the Okanagan.
In an application to the passenger transportation board, the bus company is asking for routes impacting Vernon go from 28 a week to just 2.
Some of the proposed changes are between Kelowna and Penticton, Kelowna and Kamloops, and Kelowna and Vancouver to go from a weekly minimum frequency of 28 each way to 2.
It's also asking for the Kelowna - Alberta Border route to go from a weekly mininum of 7 to 2.
Greyhound says it's making the request to have the flexibility to respond to market, seasonable, and socio-economic changes and that it will keeps its schedule on those routes as is, for now.
The application also asks for the complete elimination of some routes affecting Victoria, Vancouver and Northern B.C. Greyhound says its operating deficit in the year ending in March 2017 was almost 13 million dollars.