Effective Approaches to Meeting Rural Intercity Bus Transportation Needs

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This report presents results of research conducted under Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Project B-21, "Effective Approaches to Meeting Rural Intercity Bus Transportation Needs." The project identified strategies for initiating, preserving, and enhancing effective rural intercity bus transportation. To identify recent projects and to identify barriers or issues affecting implementation, the research effort included surveys of state rural transit program managers, state rail program managers, and intercity bus carriers. The report includes three parts. Part I contains a review of recent developments affecting the intercity bus industry, an overview of potential funding sources, and a review of barriers to implementation of rural intercity projects. Part II provides strategies for rural intercity service improvements, including methods of identifying intercity carriers and services, planning, program development, operating assistance, capital assistance, marketing assistance, and combining approaches. Each strategy is described, and implementation examples are presented. Part III presents 50 project descriptions based on additional survey interviews with project contacts.
 

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Contents

Rural Intercity Bus Transportation Needs Funding
1
CHAPTER 1 Introduction
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CHAPTER 3 Funding Sources for Rural Intercity Bus Services
22
CHAPTER 4 Barriers Perceived by States and Private Carriers
31
INTRODUCTION TO PART II
39
STRATEGY 2 Planning
48
STRATEGY 3 Developing a Program
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STRATEGY 4 Providing Operating Assistance
73
STRATEGY 5 Providing Capital Assistance
89
STRATEGY 6 Providing Marketing Assistance
105
STRATEGY 7 Creating Project Combinations
112
INTRODUCTION TO PART III
119
Part III
149
APPENDIX B Compendium of Intercity Bus Projects
160
APPENDIX C Bibliography
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