In the 2 years following deregulation, bus lines abandoned 20% of the communities they served, and airlines abandoned 17% of the airports they served. But those cuts were not due to deregulation alone. Bus lines were abandoning routes even before deregulation, and nearly 75% of the airline abandonments were due to the companies' going out of business, not to their pursuit of more lucrative markets. Cuts in bus service are more serious, however, since people who take buses often lack access to other forms of transport. This article takes a further look at the effects of deregulation on the transportation links of small and often underserved communities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Agriculture

    Economics, Statistics and Cooperative Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20250
  • Authors:
    • Oster Jr, C V
  • Publication Date: 1988-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 13-16
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00791454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2000 12:00AM