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.  

Study highlights premium bus service growth in intercity bus industry

Motorcoach| February 4, 2019

Several operators are using “crowd-sourcing” techniques, to determine where and when to add service. 

Mobility| September 17, 2018

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

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

Mobility| August 6, 2018

New study explores transit partnerships with Lyft, Uber

More than two dozen municipal governments and transit agencies have formed partnerships with TNCs to enhance mobility options.          

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.

Motorcoach| April 4, 2016

The Remaking of the Motorcoach: Big Changes Redefine Intercity Bus Travel

Dynamic scheduling, sophisticated pricing, reserved seating and even frequent traveler programs are giving the sector a makeover, with heightened competition bringing added turbulence to a once sleepy mode of 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.
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