How Small Charter Bus Services Create a Big Economic Impact

Many Americans already know that charter bus services are incredibly useful and convenient. Not only do these services provide affordable transportation for big groups of people, but the coach buses themselves are also eco-friendly. In fact, the average coach bus is the most fuel-efficient vehicle, in terms of passenger miles per gallon, of any vehicle on the ground (or the air) today.

What you may not know, though, is that charter bus services help small, local economies, too. Here are just a few of the ways these services are having an impact on smaller communities across the nation:

    • There are five times as many motorcoach terminals in the U.S. as there are airports, and six times as many bus terminals as rail line terminals. This means that one motorcoach service has the ability to reach more communities than an airline or rail line. For an estimated 14 million Americans living in rural or remote areas, the only commercial transportation available from one city to the next are coach bus services, in fact.


    • There are nearly 3,500 individual coach bus companies in the U.S. that make use of around 33,400 individual buses at any given time. That’s a lot of jobs. Consider how many people are employed just to manage these businesses, drive the buses, and even build and repair the buses. Thousands upon thousands of workers are able to have a steady job because of the coach bus industry.


  • When a charter bus stops at a small community, its passengers spend money there, which helps the local economy far more than you might think. If just one coach bus stays in town for only one night, its passengers can generate as much as $11,660 for that community. From lodging to entertainment services, each passenger contributes a little bit but has a big impact on the community.

The truth is, when you choose to travel on a charter bus, you aren’t just picking the most affordable and reliable transportation option for yourself. You’re also helping countless other communities stay financially stable.