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…

An air/land transportation partnership

There is growing recognition that multi-modal travel information and booking systems benefit transportation providers and their passengers.  This may take the form of a multi-modal trip planner that helps passengers and providers more efficiently utilize available resources.  This can help to solve a costly last-mile problem. There’s a last mile to consider for air travel.…

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…