Greyhound cuts criticized

EDMONTON — The Alberta NDP say that many people in rural parts of the province are feeling stranded by cuts to bus service.

EDMONTON — The Alberta NDP say that many people in rural parts of the province are feeling stranded by cuts to bus service.

Greyhound Canada has eliminated routes in more than a dozen small towns and cities.

Rural development critic David Eggen says that’s leaving many communities without any bus service at all.

He calls it “a huge mistake,” noting that a lot of people such as seniors and students don’t drive.

He says the service Greyhound provides “is not a luxury service, it’s an essential service.”

He says the Conservative party ought to be doing something about it but instead he says they’re taking rural voters for granted.

“People know that you start cutting bus service, you start cutting schools and health services in the rural areas and these people will move and they certainly won’t vote Conservative,” says Eggen.

Some of the newly affected communities include Nanton, Okotoks, High River, Claresholm and Taber.

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