Passenger Travel by Intercity Bus, Canada 1970-1995

September 29, 1995

The passenger-kilometres (pkm) traveled on intercity buses fluctuated wildly during the period 1970 to 1995. From 3.6 billion pkm in 1970, bus ridership rose to 4.4 billion pkm in 1980 before sinking to a low of 3.4 billion pkm in 1990. While the annual level of ridership has been fairly stable during the present decade, at slightly more than four billion pkm, it peaked at 4.8 billion pkm in 1995.

 

Passenger-kilometres Traveled by Intercity Bus

 

Source: http://www3.ec.gc.ca/~ind/English/Transpo/Tables/pttb06_e.HTM

 

The market share of passenger travel claimed by intercity buses fell from 1.7% in 1970, to 0.8% in 1990, and has fluctuated between 0.9% and 1% since.

 

 

Market Share of Intercity Bus among Motorized Modes

 

 

 

For analyses of other modes, or for an overview of the trends in the modal split between 1970 and 1995, click on…

 

Automobile

 

Airlines & Airports

 

Train

 

Public Transit

 

Overview

 

 

The following may also be of interest: Urban Transport.

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