Motorcoach

Motorcoach census finds steady, solid growth

Posted on March 18, 2014

Photo courtesy Peter Pan
Photo courtesy Peter Pan
The U.S. and Canadian motorcoach industry continues to show steady, solid growth as one of the most flexible, cost-effective and environmentally efficient modes of transportation, according to a new study released by the American Bus Association Foundation.

Overall, while the number of U.S. carriers and motorcoaches were down in 2012 by 0.7% and 1.8%, respectively, the number of passenger trips in 2012 rose by 10,453 trips, or 1.7%, compared with 2011, continuing a trend of nearly 6% growth in the last three years.

The 637-plus million motorcoach passenger trips compares to 736 million enplanements and 31 million passengers on Amtrak, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Amtrak’s 2012 annual report, respectively.

The survey also found the motorcoach industry continues to be a small business success story with more than 94% of the industry operating fewer than 25 buses.

To view the entire report, click here.

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

More News

ABC delivers 17 Van Hools to Texas, New Orleans

Euless, Texas' Roadrunner Companies added eight TX45s, while New Orleans' Hotard Coaches added nine TX45s.

CH Bus delivers Temsa TS35 to Ky.

R&R‘s new coach is seated to 38 passengers and is utilized for a variety of groups such as corporate events, weddings and tours.

MTR Western deploys Lytx DriveCam safety program across entire fleet

The Lytx DriveCam Program helps prevent collisions, reduce injuries and save lives by combining video with predictive analytics, real-time driver feedback and coaching, empowering fleets to identify and correct driving behaviors that could lead to collisions.

IMG names STARR Bus Charter & Tours Operator of the Year

Each year, IMG shareholders recognize one of their own for this honor, based on a criterion of operational excellence, safety performance, best practices, community and motorcoach industry involvement, and engagement within the International Motorcoach Group.

Princeton ticketing motorcoaches for not parking in designated area

The buses often block visibility on Nassau Street, idle on side streets and in residential neighborhoods, or drive around town until it is time to pick up visitors after their tours of Princeton University.

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

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 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