THUNDER BAY – Kasper Transportation is launching their new Thunder Bay – Kenora service today. The company has been working to expand service from their original route from Thunder Bay to Sioux Lookout. The move to Fort Frances and Kenora is a part of a larger expansion plan which will allow traveling onboard Kasper buses from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay which will is scheduled to start on February 5, 2018.
“People need to support the service,” states Kasper Wabinski the company CEO. “This way Kasper Transportation can continue to expand service and sustain the routes”.
“Working in partnership with Ontario Northland, the goal for Kasper Transportation is to have passengers able to travel from Winnipeg through to Kenora, Fort Frances, Thunder Bay, Hearst and onto Timmins,” adds Wabinski.
In 2017, Kasper Transportation and Ontario Northland were part of a joint press conference announcing plans to boost bus transportation in Northern Ontario.
Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, made the announcement in Thunder Bay alongside MPP Bill Mauro.
The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) will increase bus service in the Northeast and will work in collaboration with existing private carriers to introduce service to communities in the Northwest. The communities that will benefit from this collaboration include Hearst, Hornepayne, White River, Red Lake, Emo, Rainy River, Fort Frances, Atikokan, Red Rock and others.
This move by Kasper Transportation is one of the first steps in making this plan come to fruition.
The move comes weeks after Caribou Transportation announced that it had suspended all operations.
Wabinski has been leading Kasper Transportation on an aggressive effort to provide safe and reliable bus transportation across the region.
For the rates and schedules for all Kasper Transportation services visit www.gokasper.com.