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Greyhound shows true colors

Greyhound shows true colors

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 30th, 2017, 11:34 am

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/brit ... -1.4268289


this company should be booted out of canada .
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Fancy » Aug 30th, 2017, 11:55 am

maryjane48 wrote:this company should be booted out of canada .
Why? Their air service was awesome and sorry to have seen that end. You think a company shouldn't be able to make a profit?

Kendrick said he would have preferred the province to work with Greyhound to improve service prior to launching the transit lines.

"The issue is really an unfair playing field," he said. "Greyhound doesn't get any subsidy to operate. We run strictly off the fare box.

"Before you spend these type of dollars, have a conversation with the private sector."

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Omnitheo » Aug 30th, 2017, 11:59 am

Their true colours as a private business?

No business can be expected to operate at a loss. Either the government will need to subsidize those routes, or create a publicly funded alternative.
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 30th, 2017, 12:05 pm

Omnitheo wrote:Their true colours as a private business?

No business can be expected to operate at a loss. Either the government will need to subsidize those routes, or create a publicly funded alternative.

they going to make public option. i grew up in that area of bc. i saw how they started to gouge price . greyhound is a joke now. if its to expensive to run a ice engine maybe they should think of a new fuel . :smt045 as in electric
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby seewood » Aug 30th, 2017, 12:06 pm

Omnitheo wrote:No business can be expected to operate at a loss.


However some believe " profit" is a nasty word that perhaps should not exist.
Profit is what pays the bills, wages, taxes and in some cases dividends to pension plans

MJ, do you have any cost effective alternatives?
I am not wealthy but I am rich

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Fancy » Aug 30th, 2017, 12:17 pm

maryjane48 wrote:this company should be booted out of canada .

Still scratching my head at this - with over 1,100 locations across Canada, what do you propose should happen to the passengers and freight? Think the government will cover it all? I don't expect an answer but I wonder why post something when it appears you don't have any idea the repercussions should your wish come true.
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Queen K » Aug 30th, 2017, 12:19 pm

"Kendrick said concerns about ride sharing and public transit have been a longstanding feature of Greyhound's conversations with the province, and that a meeting with the new NDP government is scheduled.

"There's always an opportunity," he said when asked whether changes to the regulatory fees Greyhound faces could result in the routes continuing. However, he added he didn't think the company could make money in northern B.C. without government assistance.

"We don't think any carrier in the private sector could operate these corridors without some sort of assistance," he said.

"We didn't do this overnight.. it's at the point now where it's no longer sustainable."

The company needs approval from the transportation board in order to end its runs. No changes are likely to come into effect until 2018."

What they mean is that fees will be lowered and they could keep the routes until at least a private enterprise could open up for those unsustainable routes. Maybe not a private carrier operating in all routes, but just taking over specific routes.

The NDP may or may not grant lowered fees.
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby GordonH » Aug 30th, 2017, 12:19 pm

Knowing BC Transit now has a route from PG to Smithers
https://bctransit.com/bulkley-nechako/n ... 3647776154

If there is not enough ridership between Smithers to Prince Rupert, why continue the service (Greyhound)

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby JagXKR » Aug 30th, 2017, 12:36 pm

maryjane48 wrote:
this company should be booted out of canada .


Good for Greyhound. I respect them more than I did before I read your post. Government subsidies competing against private enterprise is disgusting and a kin to communism.
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby The Green Barbarian » Aug 30th, 2017, 12:43 pm

Omnitheo wrote:Their true colours as a private business?

No business can be expected to operate at a loss. Either the government will need to subsidize those routes, or create a publicly funded alternative.


Or, option 3, that doesn't somehow involve reaching into taxpayers pockets....an entrepreneur can set up service on these routes with smaller buses and lower admin costs and take the business. *removed*
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Dizzy1 » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:01 pm

maryjane48 wrote:http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/greyhound-canada-applies-to-stop-serving-northern-b-c-including-highway-of-tears-1.4268289


this company should be booted out of canada .

Feel free to start your own busing service there MJ.
Nobody wants to hear your opinion. They just want to hear their own opinion coming out of your mouth.

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Old Techie » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:08 pm

*removed*
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:13 pm

theres going to be public option. greyhound can pound sand
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby GordonH » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:13 pm

*removed*
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Hassel99 » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:26 pm

maryjane48 wrote:http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/greyhound-canada-applies-to-stop-serving-northern-b-c-including-highway-of-tears-1.4268289


this company should be booted out of canada .




Since when did you become a fascist?

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