Halifax bids for Hebble services
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A RESOLUTION whereby the Minister of Transport is to be told that Halifax Passenger Transport would be "interested in acquiring from the Transport Holding Company that portion of the service operated by Hebble Motor Services within the Halifax area in the event of such company being acquired by the THC and subject to the price being acceptable" has been passed by the Halifax passenger transport committee.
A spokesman for Hebble said he found the suggestion most extraordinary in view of the Government's White Paper where there seemed to be no intention whatever to effect the piecemeal disposal of bus companies to municipalities.
Hebble, which is a BET company, is based in Halifax and operates a fleet of 73 buses in the surrounding districts. A spokesman for Halifax Passenger Transport said that the Corporation felt the proposal would be in line with the Minister's aim to maintain local control of bus operations. The Corporation was not in favour of handing over its _own fleet of 179 buses to a PTA Executive, particularly as there would be no compensation.