Ontario’s intercity bus system is in need of real change. Bus services are a vital link between urban and rural communities – and we need to make the system work better for those who use it.
The current regulatory system has led to the worst of both worlds for consumers. First, bus carriers have monopolies on all of their routes, so consumers don’t get the benefit of competition and innovation. Second, bus carriers can abandon service on routes that aren’t profitable, leaving communities in rural and remote parts of the province without service.
We believe that the best way to bring buses back into the communities that need them is to modernize the industry – a step that has already been taking place in provinces including Alberta, Manitoba, and Newfoundland. A modernized, deregulated intercity bus industry would provide riders with better, safer, and more reliable transportation.
Help us create a modernized intercity bus system by asking your local and provincial politician’s one question: Where’s The Bus?