SPRINGHILL – Mayor Maxwell Snow is pleased Maritime Bus is reconsidering its service to Springhill and when representatives for the community meet with the bussing service he wants the town to be at the table.
After taking over bussing from Acadian Lines, who cut their services to the Maritimes, Maritime Bus offered a reduced service to Springhill. The Springhill and Area Chamber of Commerce quickly launched a campaign for Maritime Bus to reconsider its decision and letters and emails from the public and the Cumberland South Member of the Legislature, Jamie Baillie.
Also amongst the correspondents, Snow says, was a letter from the mayor’s office.
“We have addiction services, the college and the federal institution to think of,” Snow said this morning. “I feel [the decision] was at our expense.”
Chamber of commerce president Frank Likley has proposed Maritime Bus resume a route to-and-from Springhill daily and Snow echoed the president’s proposal.
“I really think it needs to be considered without compromise,” Snow said. “I feel Springhill is being cheated. In my book [the current service] is not good enough.”
Cassidy confirmed this week Maritime Bus is reviewing the decision and taking a second-look at the information used to make the initial decision to reduce service to the community.