Motorcoach Census: Nearly 700M passenger trips in 2010

Posted on September 5, 2012

The motorcoach industry provided 694 million passenger trips and 76.1 billion passenger miles in 2010, according to the annual Motorcoach Census, a benchmark study commissioned by the ABA Foundation to measure the size and scope of the motorcoach industry in the U.S. and Canada.

“The small business network that makes up the motorcoach industry continues to provide a remarkable level of cost-effective transportation for our nation,” said Peter J. Pantuso, president of the ABA Foundation. “We are proud of the fact that, even in difficult times, our industry continues to change and grow to meet the demands of the traveling public.”

The Motorcoach Census is the only comprehensive data collection focused on the private over-the-road bus industry. The full report and methodology are available and can be used to understand the services provided, size and efficiency of the industry. Below are some selected statistics from the study and a modal passenger comparison.

Modal Passenger Volume Comparison

  • Domestic Airlines – 717 million enplanements (international and domestic enplanements for U.S. airlines).
  • Motorcoach Transportation – 694 million passenger trips (U.S and Canadian passenger trips).
  • Amtrak – 28 million passengers.

Industry of Small Business Serves North America

The 2010 census shows that the motorcoach industry continues to be a small business success story. More than 82% of industry operators own fewer than 10 vehicles.


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

More News

FMCSA awards grants to train military vets to drive buses, trucks

The current Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program awards are projected to go toward training more than 250 people.

FMCSA proposes enhancements to Safety Measurement System's public website

While the Federal Register announcement responds to comments received following the June 29, 2015, notice, no changes will be implemented in the public SMS website display until after completion of the National Academies of Sciences Correlation Study as required by Section 5221 of the FAST Act.

ABA Foundation to double scholarship amounts in 2017

Also announced that all proceeds raised from ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace Live and Silent Auctions will be allocated to the ABAF’s Fund a Future program to fund this scholarship initiative.

C&J Bus Lines installs Flyte Systems to keep real-time updates on airline schedules

C&J Bus Lines, a New England a transportation provider, installed FlyteBoard flight information displays at three of its terminals.

Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

One bill requires buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

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