In terms of bus services, Rider Express continues to operate a passenger van service Saskatchewan, with routes travelling between Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Swift Current.
"We've seen in the last eight to 10 years a complete spiralling down of our ridership". He attributed the drop to a few factors, including cheaper airline travel and people using cars more often.
Cassidy said he and his colleagues at Coach Atlantic Group, based out of Charlottetown, felt a responsibility in 2012 to maintain bus services for Maritimers, which is why they took over for Acadian Lines a day after that company shuttered.
"It can't always be just about making money", he said.
Baker was found not criminally responsible in 2009 after it was found he had been suffering from untreated schizophrenia.
He has since received a full discharge from the mental hospital in Selkirk, Man., where he was being held.
Crown Investments Corporation Minister Joe Hargrave says details about the sale of STC assets will remain private as per contracts inked with buyers.
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"The industry, including STC, responded with new security measures, but experienced reductions ridership".
As part of its annual report released on Friday, the Crown Investments Corporation (CIC) said closing the company had cost $6.9 million up to March 31, 2018.
In 2008 and 2009 ridership on STC buses did see a big decline.
However, the government's numbers show an uptick in ridership in the years that followed.
The countdown to bus extinction has begun (in the Prairies, at least).
"Today we announced that we were going to exit our operation in western Canada, from Sudbury, Ontario west which includes all of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, except for the Vancouver to Seattle piece of business which the USA area operates", said Stuart Kendrick, senior vice-president with Greyhound Canada, in an interview with CTV Calgary on Monday.
Grand Chief Sheila North said in the wake of Greyhound's July 9 announcement that it would no longer be doing business in Western Canada after October 31 that the organization, which represents a couple dozen First Nations in Manitoba's north, was extremely concerned by the news, given that vast distances between communities in the region and the high cost of airfare to the province's south make affordable bus service a crucial and possibly life-saving need. "The Greyhound bus service for many, many generations has served as the principle mode of transportation for our people".