Bring back Via Rail to fill the void

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Opinion - Swift Cur­rent: 306-773-8260; 600 Chap­lin Street East, S9H 1J3 Tele­mar­ket­ing Alta: Jamie Fode 403527-1101 ext. 2120

Medicine Hat: 403-504-7116 Editor:

It was a tragic day for Western Canada when Grey­hound made their an­nounce­ment to cut out our bus ser­vice.

I am sur­prised that many pri­vate en­trepreneur­s haven't stepped for­ward to fill the gaps.

How­ever many dropped out as they said here in Saskatchew­an there was far too much red tape in­volved and they quickly lost in­ter­est.

My sug­ges­tion would be to re­new our Via Rail ser­vice which was so rudely taken away from us about 25 years ago it Should not have ben taken away from us in the first place.

This would be a huge help and ben­e­fit to many thou­sands.

We just can't have a sit­u­a­tion where so many will be stranded.

Hav­ing many short haul pri­vate car­ri­ers would not be suit­able for those on long trips.

My two cents worth...

OG Daniels Swift Cur­rent TO AD­VER­TISE

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