Muskoka - Hammond Transportation announced that due to regulatory issues
they are forced to temporarily discontinue the Corridor 11 Bus service as of Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Passenger transportation in Ontario is regulated through the Ontario Highway Transport Board (OHTB).
Hammond is licensed to operate charter bus services throughout the Muskoka and Simcoe areas, and they said they thought they had the proper authority to operate the Corridor 11 Bus services.
"We were shocked when we were notified by the OHTB that existing licensed carriers had expressed concerns that we were not operating in accordance with the Public Vehicles Act," stated a press release from Hammond.
The company said it intends to continue with its application for permanent authority.
"Once that authority is obtained we will reinstate the Corridor 11 bus service. We expect that a hearing will be held locally in the next month where the OHTB will consider our permanent application."
Hammond encourages public feedback from the public.
"Knowing how Muskokans use and plan to use the Corridor 11 Bus service will strengthen our case and help ensure continued future service. If you would like to lend your support, please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 705-645-2412 x 1411."
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