Conn. I-BUS hits ridership record

Posted on February 18, 2013

Customers utilized more than 177,000 trips in 2012 on the I-BUS Express route connecting Stamford, Conn., and White Plains, N.Y. This new record-ridership strongly exceeds the 2011 count of nearly 168,000 trips and reflects steady year-after-year growth for the interstate express bus service, which began in the summer of 1996.

In 1997, the first full year of operation, just fewer than 59,000 trips were taken on the I-BUS. As it marked 10 years of service, that number had grown to over 137,000. The newly tallied ridership statistics reflect a 6% increase between 2011 and 2012 and a 200% improvement since the creation of the I-BUS route. With sustained high gas prices, public transit ridership is strong nationwide. The one-way cash fare for the I-BUS is an economical $2.60.

The I-BUS Express is a public service of the Connecticut and New York State Departments of Transportation, operated by CTTRANSIT, in cooperation with the Westchester County Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Railroad.

The I-BUS provides a seven day a week interstate express services linking downtown Stamford and the Transportation Center there with the TransCenter in White Plains.

Over the 16 years the express route has operated, enhancements have been made to meet customer demand, including longer hours of service, weekend trips and adjustments to improve transfers. The I-BUS schedule was recently augmented in January 2013 with two more trips on Saturday mornings.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alexander Dennis' Enviro500 concept bus on display in Singapore

The full low-floor, three-door, two-staircase double-deck bus is being shown at the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition in Suntec City.

ETA adds Intelligent Transit System to Grand Valley

The new ITS provides Grand Valley with ETA's real-time arrival predictions, fare collection system integration, automatic on-board announcements, and the tools to track and chart system improvements over time.

Proterra names Honeywell, Tesla vet to COO post

Josh Ensign’s track record includes leading global operations for 42 factories in 15 countries and managing the supporting supply chains. 

Nova announces 2 major orders for San Antonio VIA, Houston Metro

The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, state of New York, and the delivery of the vehicles has already begun in Houston.

Driverless bus service in France sets world record

The two electric vehicles, fitted with high-tech equipment including laser sensors, stereo vision and GPS, can ferry around 15 passengers at a top speed of 12 mph.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close