Performance under regulation, the Canadian intercity bus industry

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Consumer and Corporate Affairs Canada, 1981. , Ottawa
Motor bus lines -- Canada, Motor bus lines -- Law and legislation -- C
StatementG.B. Reschenthaler.. --
SeriesResearch monograph -- no. 10
The Physical Object
Pagination139 p. --
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18724822M
ISBN 100662116348

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The effects of regulation on Performance under regulation Canadian intercity bus industry. [Richard S Partridge; Richard H Fosbrooke; Canadian Transport Commission. Research Branch.]. This case is discussed in the Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation’s final report (see Directions: The Final Report of the Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation,Volume 4, Chap pp.

“An Analysis of the Canadian Scheduled Intercity Bus Industry. This is understood to include: a portrait of the Canadian Intercity Bus Industry; a description of the main provincial regulatory regimes; an examination of the socio- economic objectives of regulation; ana analysis of the economic effects of regulation in the light of these objectives, specifically the impact on efficiency, prices and quality of service; evaluation of other policy instruments that might be available.

Prior to deregulation, information had been available through a publicly available, industry-wide schedule book, the National Motorcoach Guide, published by Russell’s (commonly known as Russell’s Guide or just Russell’s), ts to provide information in this void have included the independent and unbiased map available from the American Intercity Bus Riders Association’s.

Untilthe commercial intercity bus industry and the regulatory regime under which it operated appeared stable and indicated modest growth. In return for continuing service on low-density routes, the commercial intercity industry of most Canadian provinces operated under rules that protected carriers Performance under regulation competition in higher-density markets.

THE QUEBEC INTERCITY BUS INDUSTRY: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. This paper outlines the regulatory status of the Quebec intercity bus industry at the present time and analyzes the impact of existence regulations on its practices and its overall economic performance. Key Challenges Facing the Intercity Bus Industry Today An intercity bus service is one that takes paying customers across a municipal boundary or between jurisdictions.

Vehicles used for this type of service, as defined in the Public Vehicles Act (PVA), can include motor coaches, school buses, municipal transit systems, airport vans and limousines. The Canadian Intercity Bus Industry: Orientation Document, March Alberta. Towards Viable Scheduled Intercity Bus Services in Alberta: A Policy Statement by the Department of Transportation, January Regulating Intercity Bus Service in Canada, September Quebec.

Le transport par autocar interurbain au Québec, While economic regulation has failed to perpetuate intercity bus and rail passenger services, Canada’s Federal Transport Department remains reluctant to terminate its economic regulation of trains and buses. The impending closure of intercity bus services across Atlantic Canada is the result of failed economic regulation.

The structure of the Canadian bus transportation is examined first by bus industries and second by bus services. The bus industries revenues inamounted to $10, million. The most important components: urban transit and school bus accounted for 70% and 16%. The other components: scheduled intercity bus, charter bus, other accounted for 6%.

The Canadian inter-city bus industry is in flux. SinceGreyhound has sought subsidies to continue providing service to uneconomical routes. The government of Alberta subsequently deregulated the industry, and the government of Manitoba is allowing Greyhound to reduce rural service.

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The rules and regulations published herein apply in connection with the operations of intercity bus carriers shown in the list of participating carriers on file with the National Bus Traffic Association and/or State transportation agencies which make specific reference to the best practices, rules and regulations of the intercity bus industry.

From tothe regulatory review that considers the regulation scheme of the intercity coach industry called “ideal bus business review” was held 12 times by MLIT. In these reviews, a ban on express tour buses was implemented, and the chartered bus companies that had operated express tour buses now required permission as a fixed.

Octo (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) welcomed today’s announcement by the federal government of its involvement in providing alternatives to Canadians affected by intercity bus route closures in Western Canada and Northern its reaction to the announcement, CUTA stressed the importance of implementing long-term, sustainable and.intercity bus operators frequently complained about “predatory pricing practices along major intercity routes” in Ontario and Quebec.

The complaints also involved the degree of direct subsidy to VIA Rail and “indirect or hidden subsidy to the intercity bus industry”. The intercity electric railway industry in Canada, which began inended in It was never a major industry but its role in the transition of Canadian land transportation from almost sole reliance on the steam railroad to dominance of the motor vehicle should not be overlooked.

Professor Due's study, divided into two parts, presents first a general review of the development. Accessible to all, the intercity transportation network consists of more than bus stations throughout Quebec for efficient, timely travel. Travel by motorcoach for your business meetings, to visit relatives and friends, or to reach Canadian/American destinations.

H/11 For release - Aug OTTAWA — The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced an update of the Intercity Bus Code of Practice that establishes standards for accessible intercity bus services for persons with disabilities.

The update reflects the evolution of services offered to travellers with a disability since the. Schedule 2 is used to inspect a bus (other than a school purposes bus), inter-city bus, accessible bus and towed trailer.

Schedule 2 continues to apply when one of these vehicles is being used for school charter trips. Schedule 2 is also used to inspect any trailer towed by a bus, school bus, school purposes bus or school purposes vehicle.

4 Stagecoach, a British company, introduced yield management to the American intercity bus industry when it started Megabus in the Midwest in   This page contains links to information about the FAST Program, Transport Canada, and other information pertaining to Canadian Federal Commercial Motor Vehicle rules and requirements.

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Emergent Curbside Intercity Bus Industry Chinatown and Beyond Nicholas J. Klein 83 Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No.

Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.,pp. 83– DOI: / The first study of the emerging curbside intercity bus. Manitoba’s intercity bus regulations have far looser requirements for heating than the other Prairie provinces.

A broken heater is counted as a minor defect, and only has to be inspected every. Public Transportation in Canada industry outlook () poll Average industry growth x.x lock Purchase this report or a membership to unlock the average company profit margin for this industry.

Intercity Bus Service Has Been Declining for the Past 30 Years. Restructuring of the intercity bus transportation industry, combined with reductions in air fares, declining populations in many rural areas. and the temporary reduction in travel as a result. Frequently Asked QuestionsQ. My company plans to procure inter-city busses.

Hence, I would like to find out what would be the industry practice for Bus Maintenance period which the contractor will be liable upon receiving final payment (taking over).A. The best source for determining transit industry practices regarding bus procurements would be the American Public Transportation Association.

Print E-mail. Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation has developed a new framework for the economic regulation of scheduled intercity buses, effective July 1,that provides carriers with freedom to establish routes, schedules and fares at their discretion, subject to safety and insurance requirements, and significantly less oversight from the Motor Transport Board.

Intercity bus travel became, for many, synonomous with poverty and something to be avoided if at all possible (3). With air travel deregulated in and trains and trucks deregulated inthere were increasing calls for a deregulation of the intercity bus industry to allow competition to occur and hopefully revitalize the industry.

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few new intercity bus carrier operations have been au-thorized by the icc. Presently, Greyhound and Trail-ways dominate the market.6 The bus industry is subject to both Federal and State regulation. There are restrictions on the entry of new firms, fares, route requirements, and service levels.

Competition along routes is limited. Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements for Over-the-Road Bus Companies (OTRB) CHAPTER 8 Hazardous Materials Transportation.

Hazardous Materials Transportation; Am I Hauling Hazmat? Am I Hauling Hazmat? Cargo Tank Regulations. Cargo Tank Regulations ; Hazmat Registration. Hazmat Registration; Interstate motorcoach travel has been the fastest-growing transportation mode in recent years.

To identify challenges to monitoring compliance with motorcoach safety regulations and to examine factors affecting safety, four focus groups with a total of 32 participants were conducted duringone with federal safety investigators, one with state motor carrier inspectors, and two with.Existing Laws, Regulations, Standards, and Guidance A number of national, state, and local regulations, standards, and practices presently address transit station design.

These include but are not limited to those listed below. Local coordination is essential. Laws and Regulations Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).