American Airlines made an interesting announcement earlier this week: for certain routes, it will be putting passengers on a bus rather than a plane. “American Airlines is the latest carrier to contract Landline for connecting ‘flights’ operated with buses…Landline will connect American’s Philadelphia hub to Lehigh Valley airport near Allentown, PA., and the airport in Atlantic City, NJ., beginning June 3. The destinations are 70 miles and 56 miles, respectively, distant from the Philadelphia airport...”
I never thought of this, but can definitely see the massive potential for efficiency increases created by multi-modal transportation. As outlined, a lot of the inefficiencies stem from the fact that different modes of transportation don't "speak" with each other. Do you see more cooperation between transportation companies or transportation companies investing in modes different from their specialty. I really hope this does become a reality in the future for the sake of efficiency and the environment. Thought-provoking read!