Kasper Wabinski, the President and CEO of Kasper Transportation says he will do what is required to keep a promise he made to build a regional bus transportation network in Ontario.
Kasper Transportation, based in Thunder Bay started with a daily run from Thunder Bay to Sioux Lookout.
Now, the company has spread its wheels to offer service from Winnipeg Manitoba and out to Longlac. The company has added routes from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances and White River.
The company has also expanded into Southern Ontario with a route from Guelph to Owen Sound.
Wabinski says keeping his promise has been made harder because some smaller municipalities are trying to establish their own municipal bus service in competition with his company.
Wabinski says this is a short-sighted solution that wastes public dollars. The Kasper Transportation CEO says that in his opinion some municipalities are playing hard and fast with the Ontario Municipal act by setting RFP requirements so high no company can meet them.
What is an RFP – A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a document that solicits proposal, often made through a bidding process, by an agency or company interested in procurement of a commodity, service, or valuable asset, to potential suppliers to submit business proposals.
It is the contention of Kasper Transportation that the RFP is suppose to ensure public accoutnability and it is not doing that – therefore the company says taxpayers are seeing their money wasted needlessly.
This according to Wabinski allows the municipal bureaucrats to choose the service provider of choice on their own. It is, Wabinski claims is going to cost communities more money in both the long run and in the short run, all while reducing choice and options for consumers.