The Ontario Government has announced they will begin the divestment of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.
Minister of Northern Development and Mines Rick Bartolucci made the announcement in Sudbury, says the government has tried to make it viable entity since 2003, but it is no longer affordable.
A new commission has been assembled to look at acquiring some or all of the business lines with the ONTC. The new board has been given a mandate to ensure ongoing operation of the Polar Bear Express, cosolidate the Ferry service between Moosonee and Moose Factory.
They will also begin to teder bus services for existing bus routes.
Train Service between Cochrane and Toronto will also be replaced by an enhanced Bus Service. The announcement did come with a guarentee that it will be business as usual, as the government looks at redeployment options.