The Decline and Revival of Intercity Bus Service

A resurgence in intercity bus service is changing commercial competition for travelers between many cities in the United States. New curbside operators are rejuvenating a sector regarded as “a mode of last resort” only a decade ago. The new services are making significant changes to downtown-to-downtown routes of 125 to 350 miles—distances considered too short for airline trips but uncomfortably long for driving. In this article, the author discusses the industry’s turnaround, extent, types of bus service available, new amenities and apps, and issues for planners and researchers.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 4-10
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 303
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01607457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2016 11:53AM