With the closure of the STC depot in downtown Regina, Greyhound needed to find a new home.
That new home is Regina’s International Airport.
Dan Waschuk, acting CEO of the Regina Airport Authority said they negotiated for a number of days to have Greyhound re-locate to the airport.
“That conversation is continuing, because we’re working out kinks and we’d like them to do more here and take more space, initially it seemed like a good idea to them, I don’t want to say they jumped all over it but, it just seemed logical to them as it did to us,” Waschuk said on Wednesday.
Washcuk told reporters he also foresees city transit service adding a route to include stops at YQR in the future.
“From employees, from customers of the airport and the general public such as students and whomever, it’s a good idea to be able to connect to the airport using public transit. Most cities have that,” Waschuk said.
He said bus routes adding stops at YQR is a conversation they consistently have with the city of Regina, but understand it’s not an easy process.
“I don’t know the details on why we haven’t had it to date, but it’s something on our agenda and hopefully on the city’s as well. I know they’d like to provide better bus service across the city, but they’re stretched with their budgets as well,” Waschuk said.
(Files from Christina Cherneskey)