SmartCitiesDive: Intercity Bus Lines See Encouraging Signs as Riders Return

Intercity Bus Lines See Encouraging Signs as Riders Return
Smart Cities Dive
Dan Zukowski
August 24, 2022

More travelers are taking the bus this year, sparking a recovery for intercity and interstate bus lines that struggled during the height of the pandemic. But there’s still a long way to go to reach ridership levels that the industry saw prior to COVID-19.

In 2020, nearly one-fifth of motor coach companies in the United States went out of business, according to the American Bus Association Foundation. The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development estimated that passenger traffic was just 45 percent of pre-pandemic levels in late 2020.

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About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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