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

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"Ground Transportation Gaps: Evaluating Recent Setbacks in Amtrak and Intercity Bus Travel and Service Expansion during an Era of Lower Cost Fuel"

August 23, 2017
See the study's press release and associated interactive map. Note: Email for information about obtaining our newly updated paper.

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"Running Express: 2017 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States"

January 13, 2017
Check out our feature in Metro Magazine!​

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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

"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