California's use of feeder buses has contributed significantly to the success of the state-supported Amtrak San Joaquin train route. Before the development of this bus network, the continued operation of the San Joaquin trains was threatened because of an apparent inability to meet state financial productivity standards. Passengers who use buses that connect with these trains now represent nearly 50 percent of the riders and produce more than 60 percent of the revenues. Improved efficiency, attributed primarily to the network of feeder buses, has placed the San Joaquin route in a secure position vis-a-vis the state's productivity standards. The development of the integrated feeder bus network as it relates to the San Joaquin route is described, and how this system contributed to preserving and enhancing San Joaquin service is explained. As the San Joaquin example illustrates, feeder buses can be a low-cost method of increasing Amtrak ridership and generating revenues.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 40-46
  • Monograph Title: Railroad regulation issues, rail passenger services, railroad bridges, and track maintenance management
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00485716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309047218
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM