Thunder Bay – BUSINESS – The COVID-19 Pandemic has hammered the transportation sector. Faced with massive declines in ridership, increased costs for doing business including insurance, bus cleaning, PPE, to name a few, a coalition of family owned bus transportation companies has formed.
The Wilson’s Group, Pacific Western Group of Companies, Kasper Transportation and Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus have formed Coast to Coast Bus Coalition, with a vision of working toward the creation of a new national inter community bus transportation network with the bus transportation industry working in coalition with each other.
For passengers this could mean that a person could once again travel across Canada by bus.
NetNewsLedger spoke with John Stepovy of Pacific Western Transportation about building a coast-to-coast inter community bus network in coalition with other bus companies.
Pacific Western is one of the largest bus transportation companies in Canada.
Founded in 1957, Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) is the largest privately-owned people transportation company in Canada. Today PWT offers comprehensive transportation services and solutions across the country, with over 5000 employees and numerous business locations. Our operations are separated into four divisions: Motor Coach, Oil Sands, Student Transportation, and Transit. PWT’s varied operations are unified by a company-wide commitment to the Core Values first established by our founder R.B. (Bob) Colborne. At the heart of these core values is an unwavering dedication to customer service and safety, as supported by our Safely Home brand.
The CCBC has been reaching out to the federal and provincial governments.
Support has been growing as both federal and provincial politicians are coming on board.
Developing story… more to come.