“The Return of the Intercity Bus: The Decline and Recovery of Scheduled Service to
American Cities, 1960 – 2007” assessed the changing status of intercity bus service
throughout the United States during the past half-century. Drawing on data from more
than 5,000 arrivals and departures in a representative sample of American cities, it shows
that U.S. cities lost nearly one-third of their scheduled intercity service between 1960 and
1980 and more than 60 percent of the remaining services between 1980 and 2005.