The motorcoach, travel and tourism industry creates jobs, provides access for rural communities, and contributes to environmental sustainability. Explore the research and reports below to learn more about the industry’s impact on society.
Learn about the economic contribution of motorcoach-based group tourism on your state or congressional district. More
COVID-19 Effect on the Motorcoach Industry
COVID-19 has had a detrimental effect on the motorcoach industry through massive loss of jobs and industry economic impact. More.
Size and Scope
Learn about the size and scope of the motorcoach industry, including employment data, number of passenger trips, fuel efficiency and more. More
Learn about why motorcoach travel is the greenest mode of transportation. More
Learn how the motorcoach industry provides reliable, affordable access to residents in the nation’s rural and urban communities. More
See how much other passenger transportation modes are subsidized by the federal government. More
View quarterly motorcoach sales data. More
Getting Seniors on Buses
See research related to baby boomers and motorcoach travel and tourism. More
Technology on Buses by DePaul University
The rising use of electronic devices on intercity bus, planes and trains. More
Intercity Bus Services Reports by DePaul University
Reports from DePaul University on New Directions: 2019 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States; Running Express: 2017 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States; Adding on Amenities, Broadening the Base 2014 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States; The Remaking of the Motor Coach: 2015 Year in Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States; and The Traveler’s Tradeoff: Comparing Intercity Bus, Plane, & Train Fares across the United States. More