Tofino Bus Services has applied for a new inter-city bus licence that would serve the Comox Valley.
The company hopes to operate a passenger bus service on the Nanaimo-Parksville-Courtenay-Campbell River route. Greyhound Canada has applied to the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) to abandon its licence for the route.
If approved, new Tofino Bus-All Island Express routes will “offer at least the same level of service,” Tofino Bus Services founder/president Dylan Green says in a letter to Cumberland council.
At Monday’s meeting, council voted to write a letter of support for the inter-city bus licence application.
Council also wishes to seek clarification about what the service will look like for Cumberland.
“Basically what it was is that people could just get off at the highway interchange,” Coun. Roger Kishi said in reference to Greyhound’s service.
Green says service might not be interrupted, depending on the approval process.
New routes will connect to Vancouver via Departure Bay in Nanaimo.