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  1. Yeah that's what I have been starting to hear as well. I really hope they reconsider. Carpe Diem just pulled out today. It's really turning into a big mess. I'm sure if it's still roadworthy a musuem or private collector would buy it.
  2. Does STC still have it?! That's amazing!
  3. I know this has been asked sort of, but I thought I'd post this http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/what-could-become-of-stc-depots-1.4142139 How likely is it that Greyhound would at least bid on purchasing the Regina and Saskatoon depots? I mean after all, they'll likely need somewhere to stop if they want to continue to connect their trans-Canada services between AB and Manitoba at the very least. If they continue to serve Saskatchewan and DON'T buy those depots, would they build new ones? If they don't have depots in Saskatchewan in which to operate out of what would they do then? Also would Southlands licence from the HTB allow them to run coaches from other parts of Pacific Western's fleet in theory? Why wouldn't PW apply instead of Southland?
  4. Do you have links to specifics? Aside from information on DiCal and Carpe Diem back in April, I don't know much about any of the other operators beyond that many have applied to the HTB. I wonder if Southland, being a part of Pacific Western could bring in other motor coaches from the PW fleet and just run them under the Southland name. I guess there is this http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/applications-to-provide-passenger-service-come-in-as-stc-shutdown-draws-near but again, the applications don't specify where....
  5. I have some crappy pictures of 791 and 785. Over the long weekend I caught 791 from Saskatoon to Regina, and caught 908 back on the holiday Monday. Both ways I ran into 785 at Chamberlain. I'll post pictures later, but they were all taken either inside the terminal or on my bus. I'll edit this post later, but 791 and 908 are the last STC buses I'll get to ride.
  6. Saskatoon Updates

    How many classics can they realistically retire with this order coming in? Also what routes would the Vicinity's be used on? I know Saskatoon has a few Arbocs, and I've seen them occasionally (on a route 15???) but I'm not even sure what the point of those are.
  7. None have approval just yet. Meaning on June 1, there won't be ANY bus service that isn't interprovincial running in the province. http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/deplist.cfm?d=1&c=5107 This is all I can find. The latest releases show who's applied, but that's it. on the SaveSTC fb group, some of the members found out the dates of the hearings for some of the private operators like Carpe Diem and DiCal. Because groups like SaveSTC filed appeals with the traffic board, effectively ALL of the companies have to have hearings before the board before they can commence passenger operations. To be honest, this was one move that I thought was kind of stupid for the SAVE STC group only because it results in a gap of service for everybody. According to a few members of that group, Greyhound isn't really interested in taking over anything in Saskatchewan which I question, but it will be interesting to see what happens here. If Greyhound does, I wonder if they'll bring back the Saskatoon-Calgary run. I imagine the money made by that run was previously split by STC and Greyhound before Alsask took over the Alberta leg.
  8. Should note that STC has until March 31, 2018 to sell off the fleet and other assets. http://panow.com/article/677463/transit-union-loses-court-fight-stc-close-planned
  9. Looking at the existing schedules some of them were already only running three times a week. Regina-Saskatoon sometimes had too many people, but then other times the buses were over half full. That's a route I'm curious about how many buses will end up on it. It could also get super saturated with competition. At any rate most of the private companies will have hearings with the highway traffic board in June. By the end of June most of them should be approved for service. As for when STC's fleet gets sold off, that remains to be seen.
  10. Hypothetical question. Let's say the private carriers fail, or aren't able to provide service to the remote communities without subsidies, and a future government decided to look into buying a new bus fleet. How much would it cost for a fleet of say those Mercedes Sprinter vans or a small number of MCI motorcoaches? Anyone know?
  11. It will be interesting to watch.
  12. The Judge dismissed the case. No injunction means unless there's an eleventh hour reversal, STC buses will stop rolling effective June 1st.
  13. I did, I forget what it was exactly, but it was effectively three separate tickets. I really am hoping they take over that run eventually, since it would also bring competition since Carpe DIem Express wants the STC runs as well.
  14. Hahaha I did look into it actually. Going Greyhound, it's around 20+ hours going through Edmonton, then Calgary, then Regina. Slightly quicker going through Winnipeg.
  15. I hope soon. I am hoping to visit Regina in June... and I live in Saskatoon. Also happening this week is the Judge will deliver their verdict on whether to grant an injunction on the shutdown of STC.
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