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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Dizzy1 » Aug 30th, 2017, 2:36 pm

maryjane48 wrote:theres going to be public option

So where's the problem then?
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 Queen K » Aug 30th, 2017, 2:53 pm

Queen K wrote:
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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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*


GB, we essentially said the same thing, I, however, suggested that fees be lowered as an incentive towards entrepeneurship. Is this progress between an avowed conservative and a left leaning centerist? :200:
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 30th, 2017, 2:56 pm

a company tried that for fraser valley. instead of westcoast express . but gordo went with the large corporation . it isnt just a transportation issue its a stop fn women from being murdered issue also. be nice to see what the bclibs deleted in regards to that
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby GordonH » Aug 30th, 2017, 2:57 pm

I guess posters don't pay much attention to my posts, since I did post Public Transit has started to serve between Prince George & Smithers.
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Queen K » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:00 pm

And that is exactly why Greyhounds wants to drop the route, the article cited public transport as too much competition.
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby GordonH » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:04 pm

Queen K wrote:And that is exactly why Greyhounds wants to drop the route, the article cited public transport as too much competition.


Of course if ridership for remaining area between Smithers & Prince Rupert is low, why would any bus company want to operate at a loss.
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby vegas1500 » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:07 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 .


Thanks for this post...I needed a laugh today! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Imagine a company not wanting to lose money.....

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby dogspoiler » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:45 pm

Gordon Campbell closed Hospitals to save money. I think Greyhound is entitled to the same process.
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Fancy » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:49 pm

maryjane48 wrote:a company tried that for fraser valley. instead of westcoast express . but gordo went with the large corporation . it isnt just a transportation issue its a stop fn women from being murdered issue also. be nice to see what the bclibs deleted in regards to that

What's that got to do with hauling freight?

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:50 pm

dogspoiler wrote:Gordon Campbell closed Hospitals to save money. I think Greyhound is entitled to the same process.

sure they can . but they are an american company. but like i sad it isnt just a transportation issue. it is a keep women mostly fn women from being murdered issue also. the price needs to be low enough that folks wont be tempted to hitchhike . there was data but the bclibs deleted it. greyhound made a huge profit at expense of real people . they died.
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:52 pm

why do you care if an american company makes money? there is lots of canadian companies to haul freight . but that isnt main issue . its to prevent women from being murdered :smt045
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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby JagXKR » Aug 30th, 2017, 4:16 pm

There is, in place, a government subsidized transit system that they can use. I pay taxes (they don't) for them to use it.
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Even Steven » Aug 30th, 2017, 4:18 pm

Greyhound is there to transport people for profit, not fight crime.

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby JagXKR » Aug 30th, 2017, 4:25 pm

https://bctransit.com/highway16/transit ... ned-so-far

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August to September 2016

BC Transit, in partnership with First Nations and local community partners, completed the public engagement for the introduction of transit services along the Highway 16 corridor. The engagement processes spanned from August 17 to September 16 and included 20 community engagement events that were attended by over 700 people. There were also over 1,000 online and paper surveys completed.


https://bctransit.com/highway16/transit ... next-steps

Looks like greatest premier in history got BC Transit to provide taxpayer subsidized transportation for the Highway 16 corridor.
Great job greatest premier ever.
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.

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Re: Greyhound shows true colors

Postby Walking Wounded » Aug 30th, 2017, 4:30 pm

maryjane48 wrote: it isnt just a transportation issue its a stop fn women from being murdered issue also.

For greyhounds pov it's about profitability. The government started a service which took a chunk from greyhound so now it is no longer profitable for them to operate the route, so why should they.

I am really getting very tired of you trying to turn any issue into a racial issue. It is complete and utter BS. Not everything is about FN MJ. All the posts that you say some crazy crap makes it hard to believe the ones where you might have actually hit on something good.

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