Table 1 - Largest City-Pair Schedule Time Percentage Changes, February 1995-February 2002

Table 1 - Largest City-Pair Schedule Time Percentage Changes, February 1995-February 2002

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City-Pair Scheduled Service Type 1995 average trip time 2002 average trip time Percent Change
Airline Trip Time in Hours and Minutes        
Increases        
Pittsburgh-Washington Dulles (D) 0:52 1:06 27.3%
Los Angeles-San Diego (D) 0:45 0:55 0.2%
Pittsburgh-Cincinnati (D) 1:05 1:19 21.8%
New York LaGuardia-Philadelphia (D) 0:58 1:09 19.5%
Pittsburgh-Philadelphia (D) 1:02 1:13 17.3%
Decreases        
Atlanta-Washington Dulles (D) 1:49 1:36 -12.0%
Atlanta-New York JFK (D) 2:15 2:05 -7.2%
Atlanta-New York LaGuardia (D) 2:15 2:07 -5.9%
Pittsburgh-Miami (D) 2:47 2:37 -5.7%
San Francisco-Baltimore (D) 5:09 4:54 -4.9%
Rail Trip Time in Hours and Minutes        
Increases        
Los Angeles-Salt Lake City (D/C) 15:35 35:40 128.9%
Minneapolis-St. Louis (C) 15:10 31:05 104.9%
Minneapolis-Dallas (C) 30:29 53:30 75.5%
Dallas-Miami (C) 41:25 70:15 69.6%
Dallas-Minneapolis (C) 31:18 52:15 66.9%
Decreases        
Newark-Boston (D) 6:02 4:38 23.4%
New York-Boston (D) 5:00 4:02 -19.4%
Pittsburgh-Dallas (C) 16:02 13:16 -17.3%
Pittsburgh-Boston (C) 16:53 15:07 -10.5%
New York-Philadelphia (D) 1:29 1:20 -10.4%
Bus Trip Time in Hours and Minutes        
Increases        
Pittsburgh-Atlanta (C) 14:15 16:50 18.1%
New York-Charlotte (D) 12:40 14:30 14.5%
Los Angeles-Las Vegas (D) 5:37 6:23 13.6%
Atlanta-Baltimore (D) 14:55 16:55 13.4%
Pittsburgh-Boston (C) 13:05 14:45 12.7%
Decreases        
Pittsburgh-Baltimore (C) 6:50 4:50 -29.3%
Detroit-Denver (C) 42:40 33:05 -22.5%
Atlanta-Tampa (D) 15:15 11:55 -21.9%
Dallas-Minneapolis (C) 27:00 21:30 -20.4%
Los Angeles-Orlando (C) 66:55 56:10 -16.1%

NOTE: Average scheduled trip time is rounded to nearest minute. Percent change is based on unrounded numbers. Service Type: C=Connecting (enroute transfer); D=Direct; D/C = Direct in February 1995, connecgingh in February 2002.

SOURCES: Amtrak, National, Northeast and Schedule Change Timetables, various issues, (Washington, DC);Russell’s Guides, Official National Motor Coach Guide, January 1995 and January 2002 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Greyhound Lines, System Timetable, January 1995 (Dallas, Texas); Official Airline Guide, February 1995 and 2002.