The structure of the intercity bus industry appears to be well suited to the free market that deregulation would encourage. Indeed, a continuation of current regulation could jeopardize the ability of intercity bus carriers to compete with deregulated competitors and, in the long run, undermine the financial health of the industry. A comprehensive approach to deregulation is appropriate and desirable. It would include the following aspects: free entry to encourage maximum levels of competition; upward and downward rate flexibility; free exit to allow carriers to operate efficiently and shift service to meet changes in demand; substantial reduction in the antitrust immunity presently enjoyed by the industry rate bureaus; preemption of state authority to ensure that deregulation is not hampered by conflicting state policies; and a reasonable basis for measuring the effects of regulatory change and determining public interest results. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Management Analysis Center, Incorporated

    2828 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007
  • Publication Date: 1981

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM