Intercity Bus Travel Outstrips Air and Rail in Growth

A recently released report reveals that intercity bus travel has reversed a decades-long trend of decreased use and shows that the industry is growing at double the rate than air travel, reports Jonna McKone of TheCityFix.

For the third year in a row, "intercity bus service was the fastest growing mode of intercity transportation, outpacing air and rail transportation," says a report released by DePaul University, called "The Intercity Bus: America's Fastest Growing Transportation Mode," by Joseph P. Schwieterman and Lauren Fischer.

The trend is a reversal of the decline of intercity bus operations from 1960 to 2006, which Schwieterman and Fischer attribute to the expansion and improvement of the interstate highway system, increased automobile ownership and the decay of downtown districts.

Thanks to Garrett Bradford

Full Story: America’s Fastest Growing Form of Transit: The Intercity Bus


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