Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Bus Company Issues Notice about Need for Riders to Keep Route Alive

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Bus Company Issues Notice about Need for Riders to Keep Route Alive

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Clock ticking for fledgling bus route

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BRANDON, Man. - This is a make-or-break week for a southern Manitoba bus route that began last fall after Greyhound shut down its passenger and cargo routes in most of Western Canada.

Brandon Bus Lines, a charter bus company, has been operating a three-day-a-week run between Winnipeg and Brandon since Nov. 19.

A bus leaves Brandon for Winnipeg on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, followed by a late afternoon return trip, with a one-way ticket costing $50 plus taxes.

Company owner Dennis Hrechka says he's been patient trying to grow both passenger and parcel business, but ridership hasn't been enough to make the run self-sustaining.

Hrechka has posted a note on the company's website which says passenger numbers must increase in order to keep the route in operation after Jan. …

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