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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
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Intercity Bus Bounceback The 4th Quarter 2021 Brings Optimism to a Struggling Sector.January 2022
Flixbus Acquisition of Greyhound linesOctober 2021
January 30, 2020Check out our interactive map of premium service.
2019 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States
February 5, 2019Check out our interactive map of premium bus service.
"2018 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States"
January 29, 2018 See the
study's press release.
Plus, check out our
mid-year news update from Summer 2018 to see what is happening in scheduled bus service.
"Ground Transportation Gaps: The Most Heavily Traveled Intercity Routes Without Express Coach or Rail Passenger Service in the United States"
August 23, 2017See the
study's press release and
associated interactive map.
email@example.com for information about obtaining our newly updated paper.
"Running Express: 2017 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States"
January 13, 2017Check out our feature in Metro Magazine!
"The Remaking of the Motor Coach: 2015 Year in Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States" January 13, 2016. This study includes our widely-cited estimates on the number of passengers the industry handles annually (see page 14).
"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, 2008Press Release
"The Return of the Intercity Bus: The Decline and Recovery of Scheduled Service to American Cities, 1960 - 2007"December 24, 2007Press Release