Connecting Americans to family, work, education, healthcare, leisure, and more through intercity bus service is an essential part of the nation's transportation system. By volunteering to participate, Intercity Bus Service Providers (Providers) empower the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) to study and demonstrate how the Intercity Bus Service Industry enhances American lives.
Providers opt-in by completing the Intercity Bus Atlas Registration Form. Submitting the form enters the Provider into a one year agreement with BTS. The agreement automatically renews until BTS receives a termination request. Providers can send termination request to NICBA@dot.gov
The agreement, based on a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, permits BTS to collect, compile, publish and archive the provider's GTFS data at least once a year but no more than four times a year. The agreement compels BTS to attribute the data to the Provider, prohibits commercial use of the data, and disallows substantive material alterations to the data.
The data collected are historical snapshots of American bus services. The data are not intended for trip planning, scheduling, navigation, or any real-time or near real-time use by passengers, transportation operators, service providers, or transportation planners. Using the data for research, analysis, and planning is permitted and encouraged. Commercial and all other reuse of the data is prohibited.