In the fall of 2009, Greyhound announced its intention to withdraw scheduled passenger service from Manitoba. Subsequently, the Manitoba government and Greyhound officials reached an agreement to maintain scheduled intercity bus service in Manitoba on an interim basis through December 31, 2010. This agreement allows Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) the opportunity to research intercity bus alternatives and options for Manitoba, and to solicit public input into passenger transportation needs in Manitoba. The research and public input will be conducted with the goal of developing a Manitoba solution for sustaining intercity bus service on a long-term basis.
I would like to invite organizations in Manitoba involved in economic development to participate in the public input process around Manitoba’s bus services. We will be holding a meeting at our head office in Winnipeg on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. and would like to discuss this issue with your organization then. Please let us know if you are able to meet with us at that time.
If representatives of your organization are not able to attend this meeting, submissions can be made in writing or by email at the address listed below. Additionally, we have prepared a survey that is available online or in a printed format. These surveys can be submitted on behalf of your organization and can be accessed at the website listed below. We will also be holding public meetings around Manitoba in May and June, if you would like to attend one in your area. Please visit the website below for additional information.
If you are able to meet at this time, would like more information on the process, or would like additional copies of the survey, please contact the Manitoba Intercity Bus Project Team:Manitoba Intercity Bus Project Team Motor Carrier Division Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation Unit C- 1695 Sargent Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0C4 Phone: (204) 945-2487 Toll Free: 1-877-340-9068 Email: [email protected] Website: www.gov.mb.ca/mit/intercitybus