Fostering Accessible and Efficient Intercity Bus Travel- Millennial American Dream
In recent years, Greyhound bus stations across the United States have been closing or relocating from central business districts. This has led to a significant change in the landscape of intercity bus transportation, often to the detriment of convenient and accessible travel.
Cities now face a pivotal opportunity to reshape intercity transport by investing in publicly owned and operated bus stations. Such an initiative can ensure strategic location selection, high-quality amenities, and maintenance standards. A key advantage of public ownership is the ability to provide stations that serve multiple bus operators and are well integrated with local transit systems.
A notable trend in intercity bus travel is the increasing prevalence of buses departing from streets or parking lots. This situation often arises due to the lack of proper facilities or the prohibitively high costs charged to operators by existing stations. By offering a publicly funded, high-quality location for bus operators, cities can alleviate this issue, enhancing the overall travel experience for passengers.