The Resource Surface Transportation: Availability of Intercity Bus Service Continues to Decline

Surface Transportation: Availability of Intercity Bus Service Continues to Decline

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Surface Transportation: Availability of Intercity Bus Service Continues to Decline
Title
Surface Transportation: Availability of Intercity Bus Service Continues to Decline
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Except for regional bus firms, Greyhound Lines, Inc., is the only remaining nationwide provider of scheduled, regular-route intercity bus service, and it filed for bankruptcy protection in June 1990. This event climaxed decades of industry decline, which the Congress had hoped to reverse by passing the Bus Regulatory Reform Act of 1982. Concerned that Greyhound's bankruptcy could leave a segment of the population without intercity public transportation, the Chairman, Surface Transportation Subcommittee, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, asked GAO to (1) assess the magnitude and causes of the industry's decline since 1982, (2) identify the social and economic implications of this decline, (3) examine state programs that support intercity bus service, and (4) identify policy strategies for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider as it develops guidelines to address intercity bus needs. From the 1960s through the early 1980s, the intercity bus industry experienced ridership losses and higher operating costs-a combination that led to declining profits. Increased competition from rail and air transportation made it difficult for the bus industry to retain its share of the common carrier intercity travel market, which fell from 30 percent in 1963 to 12 percent in 1981. The Bus Regulatory Reform Act of 1982 diminished the roles of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) and state agencies in regulating the industry and gave bus firms greater freedom to set fares, enter markets, and discontinue unprofitable service. Regulatory relief for the bus industry in 1982 did not address the causes of the industry's decline: Shrinking rural populations
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DTICE
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV
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  • Land transportation
  • Ground vehicles
  • Mass transportation
  • Logistics support
  • Transportation
  • Congress
  • Industries
  • Commerce
  • Rail transportation
  • Population
  • Air transportation
  • Profits
  • Rural areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
Label
Surface Transportation: Availability of Intercity Bus Service Continues to Decline
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Publication
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Report to the Chairman, Surface Transportation Subcommittee, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
52 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227838391
  • (OCoLC)ocn227838391
Label
Surface Transportation: Availability of Intercity Bus Service Continues to Decline
Publication
Note
Report to the Chairman, Surface Transportation Subcommittee, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
52 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227838391
  • (OCoLC)ocn227838391

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