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Public Notice of Application to reduce Minimum Route Frequency and eliminate certain Route Points. Greyhound Canada Transportation ULC (Greyhound) B.C. Passenger Transportation Board (“Board”) Application # 256-17 Posting Period September 13, 2017 to October 13, 2017 Please take note that Greyhound has applied to the Board to amend its Passenger Transportation License # 70414 to reduce minimum route frequencies to two per week in each direction and eliminate certain route points (as indicated) on the following routes: A: Alberta Border & Highway 1 - Vancouver B1: Kamloops - Kelowna B2: Kelowna - Penticton C: Vancouver - Osoyoos D: Kelowna - Alberta Border & Highway 3 E: Prince George – Vancouver G: Alberta Border & Highway 2 - Dawson Creek N: Alberta Border & Highway 16 - Vancouver P: Kelowna – Vancouver S1: Vancouver – Pemberton / Mt. Currie This application is part of an effort to offer a viable, streamlined Intercity Bus Service in response to a challenging transportation environment that is characterized by diminishing ridership, escalating costs and increased competition from publicly subsidized services. Despite significant efforts over the past several years to reduce costs as well as other measures to adapt to the market, Greyhound continues to suffer important losses from its passenger operations in BC. This application seeks to reduce minimum route frequencies to allow the company flexibility in adapting schedules to respond to market demand without the requirement of an application before the Board. Service frequencies will not necessarily be reduced as a result. It also seeks to eliminate certain route points that have low passenger use in order to reduce travel time for the majority of users and better respond to market demand. Business as Usual Pending Regulatory Review and Approval Greyhound’s BC operations will continue to operate normally on these routes during the regulatory process review period-the Company does not foresee any changes to operations in 2017. Subject to the outcome of the Board’s review of our application we do not anticipate these changes will come into effect until early 2018. We expect no impact on passenger ticketing and package transport for the remainder of this year. More information about the application, including, changes affecting other routes and the “Applicant’s Rationale” by Greyhound is available at www.ptboard.bc.ca/bus.htm. The Passenger Transportation Board will consider written comments it receives by Friday October 13, 2017. Send comments to the Passenger Transportation Board at Box 9850 STN PROV GOVT, Victoria BC, V8W 9T5, or by fax at (250) 953-3788 or email at ptboard@gov.bc.ca. The Board forwards comments to Greyhound. Comments from private individuals are subject to a privacy and confidentiality agreement that Greyhound Canada Transportation ULC has made with the Board. Eliminated Route Points: A: Alberta Border & Highway 1 – Vancouver (West Louise Lodge, Field Junction, Glacier Park East Gate, Rogers Pass, Oyama and Agassiz). B1: Kamloops – Kelowna (Monte Lake, Westwold, Falkland, Oyama) B2: Kelowna – Penticton (n/a) C: Vancouver – Osoyoos (Agassiz, Manning Park, Eastgate, Town of Princeton, Hedley, Village of Keremeos) D: Kelowna - Alberta Border & Highway 3 (Beaverdell) E: Prince George – Vancouver (McLeese Lake, Spences Bridge, Shaw Springs, Village of Lytton, North Bend, Boston Bar, Spuzzum, Yale, Laidlaw, Bridal Falls, Agassiz) G: Alberta Border & Highway 2 - Dawson Creek (n/a) N: Alberta Border & Highway 16 – Vancouver (Agassiz) P: Kelowna – Vancouver (Agassiz) S1: Vancouver – Pemberton / Mt. Currie (West Vancouver, Brittania Beach, Pinecrest/Black Tusk, Mount Currie) *Some trips may terminate at the Resort Municipality of Whistler instead of the Village of Pemberton.

Public Notice of Application for Route Elimination Greyhound Canada Transportation ULC (Greyhound) B.C. Passenger Transportation Board (“Board”) Application # 256-17 Posting Period September 13, 2017 to October 13, 2017 Please take note that Greyhound has applied to the Board to amend its Passenger Transportation License # 70414 to eliminate service on the following routes: I1: Dawson Creek - Fort Nelson I2: Fort Nelson - Yukon Border & Highway 97 J: Dawson Creek - Prince George K: Prince George - Fort St James L1: Prince Rupert - Prince George L2: Prince George - Albert Border & Highway 16 S2: University Endowment Lands (UBC) - Whistler T: Victoria - Nanaimo Y: Victoria - Vancouver This application is a regrettably unavoidable response to a challenging transportation environment that is characterized by diminishing ridership [51% decline in ridership over these routes], escalating costs and increased competition from publicly subsidized services. Despite significant efforts over the past several years to reduce costs as well as other measures to adapt to the market, Greyhound continues to suffer important losses from its passenger operations in BC and is now forced to make this application as part of an effort to offer a viable, streamlined Intercity Bus Service in the Province. . Business as Usual Pending Regulatory Review and Approval Greyhound’s BC operations will continue to operate normally on these routes during the regulatory process review period-the Company does not foresee any changes to operations in 2017. Subject to the outcome of the Board’s review of our application we do not anticipate these changes will come into effect until early 2018. We expect no impact on passenger ticketing and package transport for the remainder of this year. More information about the application, including, changes affecting other routes and the “Applicant’s Rationale” by Greyhound is available at www.ptboard.bc.ca/bus.htm. The Passenger Transportation Board will consider written comments it receives by Friday October 13, 2017. Send comments to the Passenger Transportation Board at Box 9850 STN PROV GOVT, Victoria BC, V8W 9T5, or by fax at (250) 953-3788 or email at ptboard@gov.bc.ca. The Board forwards comments to Greyhound, comments from private individuals are subject to a privacy and confidentiality agreement that Greyhound Canada Transportation ULC has made with the Board. Eliminated Route Points on Eliminated Routes: I1: Dawson Creek - Fort Nelson City of Dawson Creek, District of Taylor, City of Fort St John, Wonowon, Pink Mountain, Buckinghorse River, Prophet River, Town of Fort Nelson. I2: Fort Nelson - Yukon Border & Highway 97 Town of Fort Nelson, Steamboat, Summit Lake, Toad River Lodge, Muncho Lake, Liard River, Coal River, Fireside, (Contact Creek, Yukon), (Iron Creek, Yukon), Lower Post, Yukon Border & Highway 97. J: Dawson Creek - Prince George City of Dawson Creek, Arras, Groundbirch, District of Chetwynd, Pine Valley, Azouetta Lake, Mackenzie Junction, District of Mackenzie, McLeod Lake Lodge, Bear Lake, Salmon River, City of Prince George. K: Prince George - Fort St James City of Prince George, Mud River, Telechik Road, Bednesti Resort, Finmore, Mapes Road, District of Vanderhoof, 12 Mile, Dog Creek, District of Fort St James. L1: Prince Rupert - Prince George City of Prince Rupert, Port Edward Corner, Tyee, Kwinitsa, Shames, City of Terrace, Kitwanga Junction, Skeena Cross, District of New Hazelton, Moricetown, Town of Smithers, Village of Telkwa, District of Houston, Topley, Broman Lake, Village of Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, Fort Fraser, District of Vanderhoof, City of Prince George. L2: Prince George - Albert Border & Highway 16 City of Prince George, Bowron River, Dome Creek, Crescent Spur, Lamming Mills, Village of McBride, Tete Jaune Cache Junction, Village of Valemount, Mount Robson, Alberta Border & Highway 16. S2: University Endowment Lands (UBC) – Whistler University Endowment Lands, City of Vancouver, City of West Vancouver, Resort Municipality of Whistler. [Note that service between Vancouver, Whistler and Pemberton is preserved under Route S1] T: Victoria – Nanaimo City of Victoria, City of Langford, Goldstream, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, City of Duncan, District of North Cowichan, Saltair, Town of Ladysmith, Cassidy, City of Nanaimo. Y: Victoria - Vancouver City of Victoria, District of Saanich, District of Central Saanich, District of North Saanich, Town of Sidney, Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Vancouver International Airport, City of Vancouver.

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