Regulation of Motor Bus Transportation

Archive Report

The number of motor buses in regular operation in the United States increased from about 15,000 in 1920 to approximately 90,000 at the end of 1928. The increase in the use of motor buses during these years was greater than has ever been experienced by any other new mode of transportation. The last two years have seen some slowing down in the rate of growth of motor bus transportation. Nevertheless, its expansion during these years continued to exceed the rate of increase in passenger transportation by airplane. Meanwhile, the passenger traffic of the steam railways has steadily declined.

Passengers Carried by Railroads(Class I carriers)Passenger Revenue of the Railroads(Class I carriers)
19201,232,846,000 =100.0$1,285,395,081 =100.0
19211,034,161,170 =83.91,152,995,583 =89.7
1922966,798,448 =78.41,075,627,190 =83.6
1923986,004,995 =79.91,147,423,486 =89.2
1924931,281,266 =75.51,075,883,951 =83.7
1925885,726,639 =71.81,055,097,597 =82.1
1926860,800,000 =69.81,042,139,805 =81.0
1927829,010,000 =67.2974,884,081 ...
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