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The Ground Transportation “Concessioned” Airport AGTA Fall 2008. When Concessionaires are Not Necessary. Quick facts. Van Galder Bus founded 1947 Janesville, WI Primary Markets Madison, WI Rockford, IL. Fleet. Fleet of 130 vehicles 50 motorcoaches 80 school bus/contract vehicles.

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The ground transportation concessioned airport agta fall 2008

The Ground Transportation “Concessioned” AirportAGTA Fall 2008

When Concessionaires are Not Necessary


Quick facts

Quick facts

  • Van Galder Bus founded 1947

    • Janesville, WI

  • Primary Markets

    • Madison, WI

    • Rockford, IL


Fleet

Fleet

  • Fleet of 130 vehicles

    • 50 motorcoaches

    • 80 school bus/contract vehicles


Scheduled services

Scheduled Services

  • 99 daily scheduled runs in/out of Chicago

    • O’Hare

    • Midway

    • Downtown Chicago


Focus on o hare

Focus on O’Hare

  • Airport Express loads from each terminal under their agreement

  • All others load from Bus/Shuttle Center


Bus shuttle center

Bus/Shuttle Center


Bus shuttle center1

Bus/Shuttle Center

  • Central facility at O’Hare created to alleviate congestion, air quality issues at inner core

  • Shared by regional operators, hotel/motel/courtesy operators


O hare intercity bus association

O’Hare Intercity Bus Association

  • Group of non-concessioned carriers who collectively lease space at the O’Hare Bus/Shuttle Center

  • Original groundwork laid by John Shoup of Tri-State/United Limo (now Coach USA)

  • Other members have come & gone over time


O hare intercity bus association current members

O’Hare Intercity Bus Association Current Members

  • Peoria Charter

  • Coach USA

    • Van Galder

    • Wisconsin Coach (Milwaukee)

    • Tri-State (Indiana)


Concessioned otrb s

Concessioned OTRB’s?

Typically, out of region carriers are not concessioned

  • Why would we?

  • Why would an airport?


Why would we want a concession agreement

Why would we want a concession agreement?

  • There are plenty of reasons a concession agreement might be desirable for an operator

    • Exclusive

    • Asset to leverage

    • Protection for what you’ve built


Why would an airport want a concessioned otrb agreement

Why would an airport want a concessioned OTRB agreement?

  • Maintain control at the curb

    • too many cars on roadways

    • parking issues

    • congestion/pollution

    • bandit operators


Why would an airport want a concessioned otrb agreement1

Why would an airport want a concessioned OTRB agreement?

  • Increase market share to outlying areas

    • Milwaukee -20.8%

    • Madison -15.2%

    • Rockford -39%


Why would an airport want a concessioned otrb agreement2

Why would an airport want a concessioned OTRB agreement?

  • Smaller airports dropping service, increasing fares


What does work latest trends

What does work/latest trends

  • Megabus

  • Bolt Bus

  • Many other regional lines


Why these work

Why these work?

  • Gas prices

  • Parking

  • Low fares

  • High quality

  • No frills

  • Low overhead

  • Don’t pay facility charges, percentages

  • Density is the key


New start up service for an airport

New start-up service for an airport

  • Reasonable Accommodation for the bus


When a concession is not necessary

When a Concession is Not Necessary

  • Established carrier

  • Quality service

  • Strong demand

  • Density of the market

  • High barriers of entry


Barriers to entry

Barriers to entry

  • Cost of equipment

  • Infrastructure/fixed costs

  • Ticketing/web portal

  • Startup costs

  • 3 years standard


The strong will survive

The strong will survive

  • Competition


Thank you

Thank You

Allen Fugate

Operations Manager

Van Galder Bus/Coach USA

[email protected]

800-747-0994


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