Three Advantages of Charter Bus Travel

Motorcoaches transport more individuals during certain years than commercial airlines, and they are responsible for 751 million passenger trips every year. The motorcoach industry is comprised of almost 3,400 businesses, and it has a total fleet of 33,400 buses. It provides charter, sightseeing tour, airport shuttle, commuter, and other types of scheduled transportation services for the public.

Because they can travel where air and rail services don’t, charter buses are the only form of public transportation available to over 14 million United States residents who live in rural areas.

Besides convenience, traveling by bus offers many other advantages, and here are three of them.

1. It Generates Revenue.

A single tour bus spending the night at a location can bring up to $11,660 into the local economy by way of money spent on food, accommodations, and other items. In addition, the demand created by motorcoach travelers and tourists creates over $55 billion in monetary trade per year. For every dollar devoted to brand-new buses, an extra $1.65 is spent in various areas of our economy. This figure adds up to over $1.2 billion being spent on travel and tourism annually.

2. It Creates Employment Opportunities.

The market for the services and goods brought about by charter bus travel, together with new motorcoach and equipment purchases, creates jobs for 792,700 individuals.

3. It Is Environmentally Friendly.

In comparison to other modes of transportation, motorcoaches discharge the least amount of carbon dioxide per passenger mile. In fact, they lower carbon dioxide production three times more efficiently than commuter rails and six times more efficiently than transit buses.

Also, every motorcoach that is filled to capacity has the capability to remove 55 cars from our highways, resulting in less traffic congestion, decreased energy use, and the lowering of harmful emissions.

Charter bus travel has been found to be a more fuel-efficient mode of transportation as well. It provides more than 206 passenger miles per gallon (MPG), compared to 92
passenger MPG for commuter rail travel, 44 passenger MPG for domestic air travel, and 27 MPG for cars with one passenger.

Because motorcoach travel is convenient, economically and environmentally beneficial, and conserves gas, it makes sense that American bus travel went up 7.5% between 2011 and 2012. That makes it the most rapidly growing mode of travel in the United States, according to the American Bus Association’s research.