This report will be of interest to individuals who plan, fund, market, or operate rural intercity bus transportation services. The research report is a valuable resource that addresses funding for intercity bus projects; discusses barriers to implementation; and identifies strategies for initiating, preserving, and enhancing effective intercity bus transportation. The report consists of three parts. Part 1 addresses Rural Intercity Bus Transportation Needs, Funding, and Program Issues. Part II addresses Strategies to Improve and Support Intercity Bus Services. Part III addresses Detailed Project Descriptions.