Topic : Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development

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Intercity Bus Lines Pivot to Premium Services, Dynamic Scheduling

Motorcoach| March 26, 2019

With new brands like Flixbus entering the market, the industry is moving toward launching premium services that feature dynamic scheduling.  

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

Mobility| September 17, 2018

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

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.

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.

Rail| July 15, 2015

Study: Dependence on devices may be boosting Metra ridership

These findings are part of the Chaddick Institute’s Technology in Travel study, which includes more than 35,000 unique passenger observations since 2009. Passengers are counted once on a given trip. Each year, passengers are observed by trained data collectors to determine how they spend their time while traveling.

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.
Motorcoach| April 21, 2014

Megabus focus of DePaul U. report

The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development study evaluates the prices of travel between October 2013 and January 2014 on various modes of transportation — air, bus and rail — in 52 popular city pairs with travel distances between 100 and 500 miles under various advance purchase scenarios.
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.
Motorcoach| January 14, 2014

City-to-City motorcoach travel continues growth, report says

City-to-city bus carries expanded their number of daily operations by 4%, exceeding growth rates of city-to-city rail and airline service.
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