Mayor weighs-in on Maritime Bus

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Max Snow

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.

Organizations: Maritime Bus, Area Chamber of Commerce

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  • Cathy Fisher
    December 14, 2012 - 10:42

    I believe Al is one of those people who have transportation. Many Springhillers do not. We also have many students who are at University. How are they to get home and back to school. Not everyone has the funds to pay someone to take them places. Yes, Springhill needs jobs I agree. Please give this council time. It has only been in place one month. Swearing in was done on November 13th!

  • al
    December 13, 2012 - 13:09

    what we really need here a real honest afford to bring real business,,and employ people,,one way or another people can find a way to travel,,,i really like to hear and see from the elected mayors ,mla,s mp,s of cumberland county,,a real afford to contact mr dexter and invite him here to see by himself the closed stores and buildings the unemployed ,,the same thing he is doing now in the south shore,,without help from the provincial and federal governments ,,this is area will die,,what I like to see very soon a public meeting or conference between the mayors in cumberland county,,so the people can present them with ideas and advice how to revive this area,,other wise we will waste another 4 years waiting for next election and more new promises,,,