INTERCITY BUS

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Twenty-five bus carriers connect New York City to destinations around the country, most frequently Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore. These buses stop in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, and curbside (often in the Penn Station area), with 206 daily departures to the top ten destinations.

Intercity bus service has grown across the United States since 2006. Between 2011 and 2012 ridership grew 7.5% to 3,879 daily operations. Roadside pickup (“discount buses”) such as BoltBus and Megabus usage grew 30.6% in that time. “Chinatown buses” offer low fares between Chinatowns in East Coast cities, though many have recently been shut down by the Federal Transportation Administration for allegations of illegal activity and frequent accidents. Ridership figures are unavailable.

Data for MegaBus and BoltBus; Source: DePaul University Chaddick Institute

Data for MegaBus and BoltBus; Source: DePaul University Chaddick Institute

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Sources

Schwieterman, Joseph P; Brian Antolin; Paige Largent; Marisa Schulz. "The Motor Coach Metamorphosis 
2012 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States
," DePaul University Chaddick Institute, January 2013. 

McGeehan, Patrick. "Federal Officials Shut Down 26 Bus Operators," The New York Times, May 31, 2012.