The Chaddick Institute's research on intercity bus service consists primarily of three major publications for which links are provided below. Most of our research on the resurgence of intercity motor coach travel can be found in "The Return of the Intercity Bus," completed in January 2008. Our 2008 Update is a supplement that outlines the sector's growth during the remainder of that calendar year.
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"The Remaking of the Motor Coach: 2015 Year in Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States" (January 13, 2016). Study
"2015 Memorial Day Holiday Travel Overview: U.S. Intercity Bus Industry" (May 19, 2015). Study
"Adding Amenities, Broadening the Base: 2014 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States" (January 13, 2015). Study
"The Traveler's Tradeoff: Comparing Intercity Bus, Plane, & Train Fares across the United States" (April 15, 2014). Traveler's Tradeoff_140415_advance draft II.pdf
"Motoring Into the Mainstream: 2013 Year-in-Review: Intercity Bus Service in the United States" (released on Jan. 14, 2014)
"The Motor Coach Metamorphosis: 2012 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States" (released on January 6, 2013)
"The Intercity Bus Rolls to Record Expansion: 2011 Update on Scheduled Motor Coach Service in the United States"
"Who Rides Curbside Buses: A Survey of Passengers on Curbside Bus Lines in Six East and Midwest Cities"
"The Growth of Intercity Bus Service" (2008 Update)
"The Return of the Intercity Bus: The Decline and Recovery of Scheduled Service to American Cities, 1960 - 2007"