Calgary based Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) is currently touring Manitoba to consult with the public and show off its fleet of buses as the company attempts to introduce new inter-city bus services to the province. They will be stopping in Winnipeg this Friday.
PWT representatives believe that the company can help eliminate the need for subsidies the provinces pays to Greyhound for operating unprofitable rural routes ($3.9 million in 2011). This would be good news for taxpayers, and great news for inter-city bus riders. As customers throughout Southern Ontario and much of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States have discovered in the lasts few years, competition in the inter-city bus sector can provide dramatically better, cheaper services for customers.