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intercity bus industry in the U.S. and Texas

Urbanik, T.

intercity bus industry in the U.S. and Texas

by Urbanik, T.

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Published by Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System in College Station, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas.,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Bus lines -- Texas.,
    • Bus lines -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Thomas Urbanik II, Patti L. Bass, and Kenneth R. Marshall ; edited by A.V. Fitzgerald ; sponsored by State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in cooperation with U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
      SeriesTechnical report / Texas Transportation Institute, the Texas A&M University System ;, 0965-1F, Technical report (Texas Transportation Institute) ;, 0965-1F.
      ContributionsBass, Pati L., Marshall, Kenneth R., Fitzgerald, A. V., Texas. State Dept. of Highways and Public Transportation., United States. Federal Highway Administration.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE5633.T4 U7 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 161 p. :
      Number of Pages161
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3144850M
      LC Control Number82622547

      The Public Purpose WENDELL COX CONSULTANCY Demographia P. O. Box - Belleville, IL USA Telephone: + - Facsimile: + An intercity bus service (North American English) or intercity coach service (British English and Commonwealth English), also called a long-distance, express, over-the-road, commercial, long-haul, or highway bus or coach service, is a public transport service using coaches to carry passengers significant distances between different cities, towns, or other populated areas.

      POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERCITY PASSENGER TRANSIT SYSTEM IN TEXAS – FINAL PROJECT REPORT 5. Report Date February Published: May 6. Performing Organization Code 7. Author(s) Curtis A. Morgan, Benjamin R. Sperry, Jeffery E. Warner, Annie A. Protopapas, Jeffrey D. Borowiec, Laura L. Higgins, and Todd B. Carlson Size: 7MB. The Public Transportation Division made the Section opportunity available in eGrants on Feb. 7, , for projects relating to FTA's Rural Areas (49 U.S.C. ). Below are the links to date associated with this year's application and related information.

      The intercity bus industry has grown significantly over the last fifteen years. While intercity buses provide a useful service, their on-street operations can cause serious disruption to the local traffic network and risks to public safety. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the condition of the intercity bus industry since its deregulation in , focusing on: (1) the social and economic implications of this decline; (2) state efforts to support intercity bus service; and (3) policy strategies for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider as it develops guidelines to address intercity bus .


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Intercity bus industry in the U.S. and Texas by Urbanik, T. Download PDF EPUB FB2

As of the Texas intercity bus industry was heavily dominated by Greyhound. Other companies still in operation were Arrow Trailways of Texas, Central Texas Trailways, Kerrville Bus Company, Sun Set Stages, and Texas Bus Lines; Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma Coaches; and a few smaller operations.

clear status of Texas' current intercity bus industry. Specific objectives included: • Update the historical trends in Texas' intercity bus industry since the last study in ; • Define the characteristics of existing intercity bus service in Texas; and • Document current and proposed efforts being made by federal and state governments.

For the first time in history, the intercity bus industry rolled into a new year having three carriers with extensive networks throughout both the eastern and western halves of the U.S.

mainland. Each of the three are at a strategic crossroad: Flixbus is promoting a bevy of new services, Greyhound’s parent is evaluating options to sell the carrier, and Megabus has new ownership.

THE INTERCITY BUS INDUSTRY IN TEXAS AND THE U.S. This study of the nature and extent of intercity bus transportation in Texas focused on regulation and the impacts of regulatory changes on service in Texas.

Another area of interest is possible actions to increase intercity bus Author: Thomas Urbanik Ii, P L Bass, K R Marshall. The Intercity Bus Line industry is in the Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation category, and the Local & Suburban Transit & Interurban Highway Transportation sector.

With companies, this industry employs approximat people in the United States. Like most bus lines, Greyhound’s owner, London-based FirstGroup, faced considerable hardship in North America during and When its revenues are measured in U.S. dollars, Greyhound (including BoltBus), experienced a % drop in revenues during the fiscal year, which ended in March File Size: 1MB.

Riders can book bus tickets on the website, via the mobile app, or by calling A one-way ticket from Houston to Dallas costs between $20 and $50, depending on. Reports from DePaul University on New Directions: Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States; Running Express: Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States; Adding on Amenities, Broadening the Base Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States; The Remaking of the Motor Coach: Inas the intercity bus industry was developing, Russell's Guides began publishing the monthly "Russell's Official National Motor Coach Guide", primarily for bus travel and ticket agents, and containing all intercity bus schedules throughout the United States and Canada.

This was the bus equivalent of the "Official Guide of the Railways". Transit modes include heavy rail (subway or metro), light rail, bus, and trolley car.

Local transit fares in chained dollars have fluctuated between $ and $ per unlinked trip over the last two decades, declining only 2 percent in that period (figure ). Transit fare is per unlinked trips.

Unlinked trips means that a trip. means it’s official. Federal government websites often end Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site. BoltBus is Greyhound’s budget express city-to-city service, which competes with Megabus for the major cities on the east coast of the USA.

That means, it’s possible to book trips for as low as $1 with both of the companies. In the Northeast, Peter Pan Bus Lines, who recently split from their partner, Greyhound, dominates the landscape. Intercity Bus Service Has Been Declining for the Past 30 Years. Restructuring of the intercity bus transportation industry, combined with reductions in air fares, declining populations in many rural areas.

and the temporary reduction in travel as a resultFile Size: KB. Williams and C. Hall, Returns to scale in the U.S. intercity bus industry 58' cost function is used which allows tests of the degree of returns to sca!e, homotheticity and non-constant elasticity of substitution between input pairs.

We find that intercity bus service can be modeled by a homothetic production by: Intercity Bus Program. Each state must spend no less than 15 percent of its annual apportionment for the development and support of intercity bus transportation, unless it can certify, after consultation with intercity bus service providers, that the intercity bus needs of the state are being adequately met.

Technical Assistance ResourcesLocation: New Jersey Avenue, S.E. Rather, the new travel option is the intercity bus, a mode that had been in decline for decades.

After roughly fifty years of steady decline in ridership, intercity buses are suddenly the fastest growing intercity mode in the United States. 10 items  5, Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation Companies in the United States. Search or browse our list of Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation companies by category or location.

New Zealand's most popular and largest bus network. Bus passes for backpackers from $ Free WiFi. Book bus tickets online - no credit card required. Intercity Bus Research Main Content The Chaddick Institute's research on intercity bus service spans nearly a decade, with year-in-reviews for the past five years highlighting the innovation and technological advances undertaken by the intercity bus industry in the United States.

Pages in category "Intercity bus companies of the United States" The following 59 pages are in this category, out of 59 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). 2. Intercity Rail Ridership Was Never Large by Today's Standards While rail was the principal means of intercity transportation before the automobile and airplane, it never achieved per capita usage remotely approaching that of today's airline industry.

Intercity rail ridership hit its non-war peak in at an estimated per capita annual.Development of Intercity Bus Strategic Plan and Program – FINAL 3 Urban Transportation Center November University of Illinois at Chicago Executive Summary Federal funding for intercity bus programs is available to states under Section (f) of the Federal Transit Act.

The act requires 15 percent of all federal funding for publicCited by: 2.INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY ILLINOIS Intercity Bus Map/ Color coded map shows intercity bus routes in existence in Blue indicates Greyhound, red indicates Trailways.

Additional colors indicate significant independent bus companies, and are identified with labels. Black indicates smaller independent companies.