Amtrak's thruway dedicated bus service, basically in the California area is highlighted. Though not a new concept, it represents a successful effort in intermodal service and its connection with Greyhound has marked the first instance of close cooperation between to such carriers. Amtrak does not own any of the buses used in the thruway service, but either charters the service from a local carrier whereby it exercises exclusive use of the bus for Amtrak customers only or as in the case of Greyhound, uses regular runs of a local carrier whereby it is allowed a certain number of seats. Although this type of service has been slow to take root in other parts of the country, the California experiences have encouraged Amtrak to extend this type of service throughout the elsewhere.

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  • Accession Number: 00486633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM