Buses and Trains: No Competition June 1st, 2005
by Noel T. Braymer, RailPAC President – For well over sixty years, Greyhound has had a near monopoly over intercity bus service in the United States. In the last twenty or so years Greyhound has been losing business and cutting back service. Greyhound has often been a critic of rail passenger service, claiming it was “stealing” their business. The real problem is that in the last sixty years America has changed, but Greyhound hasn’t. Many places that didn’t exist sixty years ago are cities today. Greyhound either didn’t or couldn’t serve places where people have moved to or now want to go.