March 18, 2014

Motorcoach census finds steady, solid growth

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.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

More white papers


 
DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue