Publication Date

1971

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Yaseen, David W.||Reinemann, Martin W.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Geography

LCSH

Express service--United States||Bus lines--United States

Abstract

This study describes the role of the Intercity Bus as a common carrier of commodities. The movements of one intercity bus carrier, Greyhound Bus Lines, are discussed with regard to their macro- and micro-regional destinations. The categories include the bus territories, and the states and cities serviced. These divisions are analyzed with regard to the frequency of shipments, weight of the shipments, express rates, and the population of the respective area. This empirical analysis is supplemented with a quantitative analysis. Correlation analysis is used to determine the reliability of the conclusions and to demonstrate the lack of total predictability of movements by buses. This analysis partially substantiates accepted transportation theory of movement and spatial interaction.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes maps.

Extent

76 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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