Greater Greater Washington

Everywhere you can get on intercity transit in America, in one map

This map, from the American Intercity Bus Riders Association, attempts to show all the major intercity transit routes in America. It includes Amtrak, Greyhound, and several other bus carriers.


Map of Amtrak and intercity bus lines, from AIBRA.

It's probably impossible for this kind of map to be 100% accurate all the time. In all likelihood there are some missing links, and missing carriers. But it's still quite an impressive undertaking, and a useful tool to bookmark.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

Dan Malouff is a professional transportation planner for the Arlington County Department of Transportation. He has a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Colorado, and lives a car-free lifestyle in Northwest Washington. His posts are his own opinions and do not represent the views of his employer in any way. He runs the blog BeyondDC and also contributes to the Washington Post Local Opinions blog. 

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i'm curious why airlines aren't considered transit?

by charlie on Feb 3, 2014 1:02 pm • linkreport

What about local county dial-a-ride services, for instance?

by DaveG on Feb 3, 2014 1:02 pm • linkreport

That is an ugly, ugly map. Fine work gather all the data but MAN that is borderline unusable.

by David Edmondson on Feb 3, 2014 1:07 pm • linkreport

Looks like the old rail only maps.

by Thayer-D on Feb 3, 2014 1:08 pm • linkreport

Does this not show commuter rail, even if those lines stretch out to be intercity?

by Richard on Feb 3, 2014 1:51 pm • linkreport

Nice. It does mostly look like an intercity rail map I agree. It would be really interesting to see this replicated on a state level, maybe also indicating regional connections at the border.

by BTA on Feb 3, 2014 1:58 pm • linkreport

Love the explanation for the dotted line in Mont.

by Non LTR on Feb 3, 2014 2:24 pm • linkreport

That's a good question about "why airlines aren't considered transit?" One would guess that an "Intercity Bus Riders Association" would be more interested in ground transport. I can remember when airline travel was for fairly affluent folks, but nowadays some services have been dubbed "Greyhound buses with wings".

by davistrain on Feb 4, 2014 12:35 am • linkreport

Looks like the AIBRA has a threshold to their bandwidth. The site now comes up blocked.

by A. P. on Feb 4, 2014 8:04 am • linkreport

Got the same thing as A.P. Did anyone save the map?

by Froggie on Feb 4, 2014 8:31 am • linkreport

Yes, I tried loading several times and my browser froze.

by Frank IBC on Feb 4, 2014 8:38 am • linkreport

I converted the PDF to an image last month and uploaded a copy to Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mulad/11969730234/

by mulad on Feb 4, 2014 10:17 am • linkreport

Looks like their site is back up.

by mulad on Feb 4, 2014 3:56 pm • linkreport

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