- August 3, 2004
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 recent 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.
To learn more about this report and about survey research at Nathan Associates, contact Paul Bourquin.