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Transit Agencies' Mobility-Enhancing Partnerships with TNCs on the Rise

Management & Operations| September 17, 2018

Transit officials are forming partnerships rather than standing back and watching technological advances buffet their ridership and financial goals.

New study explores transit partnerships with Lyft, Uber

Management & Operations| August 6, 2018

More than two dozen municipal governments and transit agencies have formed partnerships with TNCs to enhance mobility options.          

Motorcoach| May 1, 2018

Intercity Bus Lines Picking Up Speed with New Service Strategies

The most recent expansion of services has been more nuanced, generally spurred by a desire to fill gaps in the system, improve connectivity with Amtrak, and strengthen existing routes with new intermediate stops.

Management & Operations| August 23, 2017

Low gas prices, gaps in intercity rail, bus forcing more to drive

Lower fuel prices and heightened competition from airlines have weakened demand for Amtrak and express coach bus lines, according to a study.

Motorcoach| February 28, 2017

Economic Shifts Boost Intercity Bus Industry, While 'Disruptive' Tech Takes Hold

With business down in Fiscal Year 2016, which ended in June,
ridership also dipped in some markets, but not the Northeast where both services and competition are increasing. While admittedly in its infancy, crowdsourcing motorcoach services is also slightly on the rise.

Motorcoach| December 6, 2016

2017 intercity bus travel outlook in NYC to be released

The DePaul report by the Chaddick Institute evaluates the remarkable implications of the resurgence of intercity bus travel on the competitive landscape of U.S. travel.

Motorcoach| April 4, 2016

The Remaking of the Motorcoach: Big Changes Redefine Intercity Bus Travel

Dynamic scheduling, sophisticated pricing, reserved seating and even frequent traveler programs are giving the sector a makeover, with heightened competition bringing added turbulence to a once sleepy mode of travel.

Motorcoach| January 15, 2015

Report: Intercity motorcoach usage continues to rise

The Chaddick Institute released its annual report, entitled "Adding on Amenities, Broadening the Base/2014 Year-in-Review: Intercity Bus Service in the United States," showing the eighth consecutive year of growth for the scheduled services, point-to-point segment of the motorcoach industry, such as Megabus, at the American Bus Association’s Marketplace in St. Louis on Tuesday.

Motorcoach| July 22, 2014

Study: Travelers’ use of personal electronic devices rising sharply

The study — the fifth in an annual series by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development — collected data from 7,034 passengers on 106 bus, train and plane departures during February to June 2014 and made comparisons with a similar sample from 2013.
Government Issues| January 14, 2014

Intercity bus services should be part of national policy

The focus should not simply be in greater safety enforcement; a larger vision of better mobility choices, including intercity bus services, must be part of the next bill.
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