AN ANALYSIS OF THE INTERCITY BUS INDUSTRY AND THE MICHIGAN BUS SUBSIDY PROGRAM

The study examines economic and regulatory issues facing the U.S. intercity bus industry in the late 1970's. It examined the Michigan Intercity Bus Assistance Program from the perspective of participating carriers, who were interviewed. The demographics of ridership in Michigan and the U.S. were reviewed and the impacts of the Michigan program on bus ridership and finances were assessed. As an aid to future intercity bus ridership and finances were assessed. As an aid to future intercity bus transportation planning in Michigan, linear regression analyses were used to clarify relationships between ridership and population, and ridership rates and levels of service. Specific policy recommendations for state and federal planners are offered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, and Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Sponsored in part by National Transportation Policy Study Commission, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

    1903 W Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008

    Michigan State University, East Lansing

    East Lansing, MI  United States  48824

    National Transportation Policy Study Commission

    1750 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, W C
    • Kaufman, R W
    • Browder, J
    • Safdari, C
    • Schwede, K
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-78-60
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1980 12:00AM