To: BC Transportation Minister Claire Trevena

The BC Government must provide affordable long-distance transportation on the Highway of Tears

The BC Government must provide affordable long-distance transportation on the Highway of Tears

Replace the Greyhound service, and provide long distance transportation along the Highway of Tears before Greyhound's buses stop running.

Why is this important?

Greyhound will be ending their bus service along the Highway of Tears on May 31st -- and the BC government have no plans to replace it. [1] [2]

The Highway of Tears is known for the number of primarily indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered hitchhiking along the highway since the 70s. The end of the Greyhound service will put more people at risk, as hitchhiking may become their only option for long distance travel.

We need the BC government to take action now to replace the Greyhound service, and keep communities who rely on the bus for long distance transportation safe. Sign the petition now, and demand that the BC government to provide safe and affordable long distance transportation along the Highway of Tears.

[1]http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/greyound-decision-northern-bc-1.4545836
[2] http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/greyhound-leaves-worrying-gap-in-northern-bc-1.4606851

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Reasons for signing

  • So important not to have more women at risk. What a lonely stretch to highway!
  • If BC cannot offer this very simple yet life saving service, we should be ashamed. There is more than enough money to provide this service. What we need is the political will at all levels of government. Just do it!
  • I use Greyhound in northern BC to visit family. I have met many women who have no other options than to use Greyhound. I shudder to think that they may be forced to hitchhike.

Updates

2018-02-27 08:22:37 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2017-09-06 20:22:11 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2017-09-05 23:34:40 -0400

500 signatures reached

2017-09-05 14:36:17 -0400

100 signatures reached

2017-09-05 14:15:10 -0400

50 signatures reached

2017-09-05 14:07:45 -0400

25 signatures reached

2017-09-05 14:03:54 -0400

10 signatures reached