NEW YORK (KSDK) - The Chaddick Institue for Metropolitan Development of DePaul University released its 5th annual study on intercity bus travel on Thursday.
The findings show that city to city bus travel has increased 7.5% between 2011 and 2012, its highest rate in four years.
"Bus travel - now it is a cool thing, a happening sector," said Joseph P. Schwieterman, Professor, School of Public Service and Director of Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University.
The bus remains America's fastest growing form of city-to-city travel by a comfortable margin. The sector's growth outpaces the 3.0% expansion of rail service (in seat-miles) and the less than one percent growth being reported by both airlines and agencies tracking automobile travel.
The study also shows that service by city-to-city express operators such as megabus.com surged by 30.6% during 2012.