#TBT Where’s the Bus?!

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#TBT May 2014. “Where’s the bus?”

Despite former Attorney General Wally Oppal QC, stating the need for a bus along the Highway of Tears was clear and the support for these services was “so broad and undisputed that no debate or further discussion is needed,” the former BC Liberal government refused to implement this important recommendation.

In this video from 2014, I asked, for the 11th time, former Minister of Justice Susanne Anton where the shuttle bus was. Watch the short video to hear her answer.

After years of ignoring the crisis along Highway 16, the intercommunity shuttle bus service was launched last year along the Highway 16 corridor.

Your BC NDP government helped enable the Prince Rupert Friendship House to purchase a shuttlebus to take residents to and from Terrace twice weekly.

When Greyhound withdrew service from northern routes, your government acted and created BC Bus North, a long-haul bus option that connects folks along the Hwy 16 corridor.

Also, Your BC NDP government expanded the eligibility for travel on the Northern Health Connections Bus, to allow seniors and those living with a disability, the opportunity to travel without a medical appointment.

“Where’s the bus?” is a question I’ve asked too many times to count. After our first year in government I must say our commitment to providing safe, reliable transportation options for highway 16 is an accomplishment I’m proud of.