Media Release – A New Model For Inter-City Busing Could Restore Services and Lower Prices: Liberalizing the market could ensure rural service while lowering the price of inter-urban travel.

Press Release, Transportation, Frontier Centre

Inter-city bus service is vital to rural Canada, yet has diminished throughout the country over the last few decades. The old model of cross-subsidizing unprofitable rural routes with profitable urban routes has broken down. The study recommends full liberalization of provincial inter-city bus markets, and the introduction of a least-cost subsidy system for unprofitable, socially desirable routes.