City officials, RCMP, taxi companies and bar owners will have to sit down to find options after a call for expressions of interest in shuttling patrons out of downtown after hours didn't get on the road.
City community safety and enforcement manager Jon Wilson said only one expression of interest was received. It was a joint submission by the two local cab companies, but it required licensing that would take months to go through.
So the shuttle idea is being re-examined to see whether it's worth pursuing or if there are other ideas that might work better, he said.
There were also designated taxi stands set up for bar customers to find to get home that have had mixed results so far, he said. It's taking a while for the stands to be used as intended, said Wilson.
On top of that, two downtown bars are looking to take in more customers.
City community development manager Randy Lambright said the 74-seat Commodore has applied to add 21 more spots to its Victoria Street space.
And Cactus Jack's is in the process of buying the liquor licence for Rivers, proposing to add 130 of the 245 seats from that permit to its current 490-spot licence.
Lambright said the City is now making it mandatory for any businesses with liquor-primary licenses — such as night clubs, pubs and bars — to have good-neighbour agreements with surrounding businesses.