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#221 Jackerbie

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:58 PM

Does anyone know what this is all about?

 

Not exactly the best location for an inter-city bus passenger terminal.

 

Yes, this proposal went to the Burnside Gorge Community Association last night. Here's the description: "The Island Bus company will be presenting their proposal to add Vancouver Island passenger service to their existing bus freight terminal at 430 Burnside Road. There will be no changes to the existing building except for a signage change and additional landscaping along Burnside Road."

 

The applicant on the Dev Tracker is Tofino Bus.


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#222 Linear Thinker

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:35 AM

On the CoTW agenda for Thursday is a recommendation to extend the Capital City Station Bus Depot on Douglas at the Crystal Garden for 4 more years.



#223 Mike K.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:35 PM

Right! It looks like it’s done rather well at that spot.

Btw, did we know the cost to take an intercity bus to Vancouver is now $70, one way?

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#224 Nparker

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:39 PM

...It looks like it’s done rather well at that spot...

Which is why I wonder that Tofino Bus wants to move its passenger services to Burnside.



#225 SgtNeonPanda

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:50 PM

Which is why I wonder that Tofino Bus wants to move its passenger services to Burnside.

Might just be maintenance/office space? Wilson's has their depot off Glanford. Not necessarily a lot of options around for that type of facility. 


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#226 Nparker

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:58 PM

Might just be maintenance/office space? ...

As per the CoV's Development Tracker "The City is considering a rezoning application to include use of transportation terminal bus passenger service"



#227 Kach

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

Does the Tofino Bus stop there on it's way in/out of town to pick up/drop off freight?  If so, probably just another option for passengers to catch the bus...it's stopping there anyways.



#228 Jackerbie

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:47 AM

Does the Tofino Bus stop there on it's way in/out of town to pick up/drop off freight?  If so, probably just another option for passengers to catch the bus...it's stopping there anyways.

 

It does currently pick up freight at that location, so you are probably right



#229 Nparker

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:26 PM

Does the Tofino Bus stop there on it's way in/out of town to pick up/drop off freight?  If so, probably just another option for passengers to catch the bus...it's stopping there anyways.

Unless Tofino Bus has changed its routing since last December, the passenger service doesn't stop at the Burnside location.



#230 Jackerbie

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:03 AM

Bye bye Greyhound. They're ending all passenger and freight operations in Western Canada (BC to Manitoba) this fall. Only the Vancouver-Seattle route will remain. via http://www.cbc.ca/ne...umbia-1.4739459



#231 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:05 PM

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#232 On the Level

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:18 PM

^

Using the Bank of Canada Inflation Calculator, it cost folks in 1938 $107.23 in today's dollars to go to Campbell River.  Today it costs $55.98 and they still can't fill a bus nor make it profitable.  I am assuming fuel costs?



 



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