A couple of articles worth sharing…
Intercity Bus Travel on the Rise in the U.S. and Abroad.
Source: The City Fix
“We’ve said this before: the face of intercity bus travel is changing. The popularity of buses, in general, is gaining ground for a number of reasons. In cities from London to Los Angeles, buses are benefiting from sleek new designs, transit agencies’ marketing and rebranding campaigns, the use of social media to increase ridership, and new and improved services on longer bus routes.”
The Intercity Bus: America’s Fastest Growing Intercity Transportation Mode (PDF)
Source: DePaul University
“Intercity bus service in the United States remained robust through 2010 as a result of rising travel demand, escalating fuel prices and investments in new routes. These and other 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. Curbside operators, including BoltBus, DC2NY Bus, and Megabus, which eschew traditional stations in favor of curbside pickup and provide customers access to Wifi and other previously unavailable amenities enjoyed particular success. Express services linking major cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states grew at a particularly rapid rate.”