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4 Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin; South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Colum- bia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia; Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont; Canada; Mexico; and Other: Puerto Rico, U.S. territories (including the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Marinara Islands). Figure 1. Motorcoach or intercity bus. Carriers by Segment Table 4, Figure 5, and Figure 6 describe the motorcoach industry by segment and fleet size. The industry segments used were established by the American Bus Association in its 2000 Motorcoach Census and represent survey responses from 2,082 motorcoach firms. The census is designed to be repre- sentative of the entire motorcoach population. Over 95 percent of motorcoach firms reported offering charter service, and about one-third reported offering tour service. Smaller firms were less likely to report offering more specialized services such as airport shuttles and commuter service. The totals do not Figure 2. Transit bus operated by AC Transit. add to 100 percent because firms can offer multiple services. carrier address, and may or may not reflect the actual operat- SAFETY ing region of the company. In addition, MCMIS does not include all intrastate firms. Census Bureau regions were used This section covers fatality, injury, and crash statistics for to define geographic areas as follows: crashes involving motorcoaches. Fatality statistics for motor- coaches, trucks, and school buses are available from the West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Although statistics derived from the MCMIS database do not Washington, Wyoming; provide complete coverage for significant numbers of intra- TABLE 1 Number of motorcoach firms, coaches owned, and coaches owned/operated by fleet size, 2000 Motorcoach Number of Firms Coaches Owned Coaches Owned/Operated Fleet Size All For Hire All For Hire All For Hire 1,000+ 6 5 13,718 12,154 17,425 15,861 500-999 2 2 1,295 1,295 1,383 1,383 100-499 83 74 10,627 9,726 12,684 11,683 50-99 131 116 7,293 6,573 8,808 7,816 25-49 283 250 7,876 6,916 9,641 8,458 10-24 647 573 8,186 7,261 9,747 8,616 6-9 598 512 3,591 3,117 4,343 3,717 2-5 2,452 1,870 5,854 4,845 7,198 5,655 1 4,366 2,425 3,362 2,249 4,366 2,425 Total 8,568 5,827 61,802 54,136 75,595 65,614 Note: This table excludes 82 firms with equal-sized school bus and motorcoach operations, 595 firms with equal-sized school bus and trucking operations, and 2,157 bus firms that did not specify the type of vehicles they operated. Source: FMCSA MCMIS, 2000.