Report: “Comparison of Essential Air Service Program to Alternative Coach Bus Service”

In November, I mused about how intercity bus service would offer a cost-effective, lower emission alternative for subsidized short-hop air travel from small cities to large nearby airports.  This air service is currently subsidized through the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. I just stumbled upon the report “Comparison of Essential Air Service Program to Alternative Coach Bus Service”,…

Human Transit: toward aggregated information?

Recently on his blog, humantransit.org, Jarrett Walker suggests that agency-specific online trip planners will become less important: In the information side, I think the future is for transit agencies and transit providers to have a declining role, and for “aggregators” like Google Transit to take over.  Transit agency trip planning websites, for example, will gradually be…

Google Transit: Intercity trip planning issues in Oregon

Many more Oregon intercity transit services have launched on Google Transit recently. These services have launched as a result of Trillium’s work for the Oregon Department of Transportation. Google Transit is beginning to include more intercity transit services.  You may have noticed the recent post about the addition of more Amtrak services.  The addition of Oregon…