The opposition NDP continues to question the province’s decision to shut down STC.
The bus line is slated to cease operations at the end of the month.
During Question Period on Wednesday, the NDP’s Doyle Vermette said the government has been too hasty on this issue and called on them to do something before the wheels on the bus stop going round and round.
Vermette is asking the government to perform a value-for-dollar audit to learn the true cost of losing STC.
He says The Sask. Party’s refusal to look at what the real costs are for this sell-off show what a desperate move this is and how little they care about the broader consequences and who is hurt by their mismanagement, scandal, and waste.
Crown Investments Minister Joe Hargrave told Vermette STC is being closed down because ridership is down 35 percent since 2012 and that since 2007, the subsidy has gone from 25 dollars to 94 dollars per ride and simply is no longer feasible with the money being used to keep STC afloat better used in other areas.