Fraser Valley/Victoria – The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is requesting expressions of interest (RFEI) from interested parties to provide intercity bus transportation for eight route segments in B.C. that remain unfilled, following Greyhound’s withdrawal of service from British Columbia on October 31, 2018.
EBus has assumed the route from Vancouver and through the Fraser Valley into the Okanagan.
The purpose of the RFEI is to gauge interest from private sector operators, non-profit societies, community agencies, local governments, Indigenous communities or other interested parties to provide innovative and flexible ground transportation services. Responses to this RFEI do not replace the need for interested parties to apply to the Passenger Transportation Board for an intercity bus licence: http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/rpt/
The routes that the ministry is currently seeking expressions of interest for are as follows:
- Cache Creek to Kamloops on Highway 1
- Kamloops to Valemount on Highway 5
- Valemount to B.C.-Alberta border on highways 5 and 16
- Dawson Creek to B.C.-Alberta border on Highway 2
- Salmo to Creston on highways 3 and 6
- Cranbrook to the B.C.-Alberta border on Highway 3
- Fort Nelson to the B.C.-Yukon border on Highway 7
- Hope to Princeton on Highway 3
The submission deadline for interested respondents is January 15, 2019.
To view the BC Bid posting, visit: https://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/welcome?language=En