Merritt Shuttle Bus Service says it’s in a “catch-22” financial situation as it looks to get rolling this month.
Director of operations Gene Field says the company is hoping to roll out about 12 shuttle buses, but they’re seeking financing for about five of those.
“But the problem is that’s not acceptable according to financial institutions. It has to be either from investors or your own pocket, and unfortunately we just don’t have that kind of cash to put it,” Field says.
Field says the company is planning routes from Merritt through the Fraser Canyon to Langley, through the Cariboo to Prince George, and to Kamloops and Kelowna.
He says they are also planning to transport staff to the Highland Valley Copper Mine.
The company needs to put two buses on the road by November 21st or else it loses its license.