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Intercity Bus Research

The Chaddick Institute's research on intercity bus service spans nearly a decade, with year-in-reviews for the past five years highlighting the innovation and technological advances undertaken by the intercity bus industry in the United States. Most of our research on the resurgence of intercity motor coach travel can be found in "The Return of the Intercity Bus," along with a supplemental 2008 Update​ which outlines the sector's growth during the remainder of that calendar year.  

The Chaddick staff is available for informational requests and interviews about our research. Please contact us at chaddick@depaul.edu or 312.362.5731.

"The Remaking of the Motor Coach: 2015 Year in Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States"
January 13, 2016

"2015 Memorial Day Holiday Travel Overview: U.S. Intercity Bus Industry"
May 19, 2015  

"Adding Amenities, Broadening the Base:  2014 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States"
January 13, 2015

"The Traveler's Tradeoff: Comparing Intercity Bus, Plane, & Train Fares across the United States"
April 15, 2014

"Motoring Into the Mainstream: 2013 Year-in-Review: Intercity Bus Service in the United States"
January 14, 2014

"The Motor Coach Metamorphosis: 2012 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States"
January 6, 2013

"The Intercity Bus Rolls to Record Expansion: 2011 Update on Scheduled Motor Coach Service in the United States"
December 21, 2011

"Who Rides Curbside Buses: A Survey of Passengers on Curbside Bus Lines in Six East and Midwest Cities"
August 1, 2011

"The Growth of Intercity Bus Service" (2008 Update)
November 24, 2008
Press Release 

"The Return of the Intercity Bus: The Decline and Recovery of Scheduled Service to American Cities, 1960 - 2007"
December 24, 2007
Press Release