A Regina-based limo company has applied to take over all Saskatchewan Transportation Company routes.
Carpe Diem has applied to the Highway Transportation Board to take over the responsibility of driving patients for treatment after the provincial government cut funding for the program in the latest budget.
Mitch Blyth, general manager of Carpe Diem, said — based on efficiency alone — cost shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to running the program.
“The cost and stuff aren’t really going to be a factor, we plan on running a lot more efficiently,” he said.
“We’ve been watching the STC buses, and obviously the big 54 passenger buses aren’t full, so we can run this a lot more cost effectively,” he added.
Carpe Diem hopes to be running the routes by May when the government funded program is slated to end.