In contrast to other modes of intercity transport, bus transport is the most fuel efficient, least subsidized, and readily accessible to those who might not otherwise travel to New York City.

A study by Nathan Associates estimates that passengers traveling into the city on Greyhound and subsidiary bus lines’ scheduled intercity service spent more than $600 million in 2003, stimulated another $192 million in indirect spending in the local economy, and contributed nearly $50 million to local government revenues.

The study was based on Greyhound sales data, a passenger survey, statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and an intercept survey of passengers designed by Nathan Associates and conducted in June 2004 at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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