Action Alert on Greyhound Bus Service Cuts
In response to Greyhound’s recent announcement of massive service cuts to Western Canada, our affiliate Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1374 is asking supporters to join with them in signing-on to the federal NDP’s petition calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take immediate action to save critically-needed bus routes. ATU’s letter to the Prime Minister is attached.
It’s clear that the recent Greyhound cancellations would create a massive gap in transit services and leave many people stranded and communities isolated.
Canadians who rely on bus services as their sole means of transportation will be cut off from employment, health care and other critical public services, as well as education, and family.
This also poses a very grave risk to public safety, forcing many in remote and Indigenous communities to turn to less safe modes of transportation.
The government must ensure communities across Canada have access to basic transportation services and immediately act to develop a federal funding plan that will stop the cancellation of several crucial bus routes in BC, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Northwestern Ontario.
And please share the petition as broadly as you can with your members and social media platforms.