Motorcoach

ABA: motorcoach industry vibrant despite economy

Posted on March 9, 2009

The ABA Foundation’s 38-page updated version of “The Economic Impacts and Social Benefits of the U.S. Motorcoach Industry: Binding the NationTogether by Providing Diverse and Affordable Services to Everyone” shows that the industry is vibrant despite the economy and, actually, may be benefiting from a travel mode shift because of it.

 

The study outlines the scope of motorcoach service in the U.S: “In 2007, the motorcoach transportation industry consisted of approximately 3,400 mostly small businesses, nearly four-fifths of which operated fewer than 10 coaches. Operating a total fleet of more than 33,400 coaches, the industry provided scheduled, charter, tour, sightseeing, airport shuttle, commuter and special operation services. More than half of all industry operators provided more than one service,” according to the study, authored by research firm Nathan & Associates Inc. The 2008 study updates previous studies from 2005 and 2006.

 

“This new study verifies that motorcoaches complete America’s network of transportation services,” said ABA Foundation President Peter Pantuso, CTIS.

 

For the full study, visit: http://www.buses.org/files/Report08.pdf.

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

More News

ABA, AAA implore leaders to address DC parking crisis

The groups urged planners to add parking near the National Mall for the millions of people who will visit by bus and car over the next several months, kicking off with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

UMA operators hold 418 appointments during 'Capitol Hill Days'

In their meetings, UMA members shared information about their own businesses and rallied for backing of three critical needs: opposition of FMCSA's proposal to raise the Federal financial responsibility limits, support of Rep. Barletta's proposal  to remove CSA scores from public view until the data used to calculate the score can be improved, and support to preserve the current charter service rule.

Trailways taps Outstanding Motorcoach Driver of the Year

David Cooper of Pacific Coachways Trailways in Garden Grove, Calif., was presented by Bob Crescenzo, VP, safety & loss control, at Lancer Insurance, the awards event sponsor.

Chinatown bus passengers attack driver

State police said the driver did not speak or understand English and did not know he was supposed to stop in Richmond, Va. The driver was reportedly dragged out of his chair, while the bus was swerving in and out of lanes for a half mile or so.

ABA names new VP, Government Affairs

Suzanne Te Beau Rohde will succeed ABA's sr. VP, Government Affairs and Policy, Clyde Hart, who is retiring after 14 years.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close