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Intercity bus service in the USA grew by 6% in 2010


A study by DePaul University shows a 6% growth in bus ridership in the US in 2010, as a result of rising travel demand, escalating fuel prices, investments in new routes, and improved customer service. These factors propelled motor coach travel to its highest level in years and made the intercity bus the country’s fastest growing mode of transportation for the third year in the row.


Express services linking major cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states grew at a particularly rapid rate. The so-called “Curbside operators,” which eschew traditional stations in favor of curbside pickup and provide customers access to Wifi and other previously unavailable amenities, enjoy particular success.



Read the American Bus Association press release

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