BRC Census Population Analysis, 2013-2019

Transportation

Burner Express Bus

Data presented on this page describe Burner Express Bus travel, but do not include data from passengers on Burner Express Air, which was introduced in 2016.


Reason(s) for Choosing Burner Express Bus*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Participants selected all option(s) that applied. Data in the plot above and table below represent participants who reported traveling to BRC via Burner Express Bus.

** The option "I've used Burner Express in the past and wanted to do it again" was first provided in the 2016 online survey.

2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Avoiding Gate Traffic 76.5 5.5   65.3 4.9   70.3 4.9   75.9 3.9   75.7 3.5   74.2 3.5
Not Having to Drive 80.6 5.3   79.5 4.1   75.4 4.7   76.7 3.9   76.1 3.7   73.7 3.5
Reducing Road Congestion 53.7 6.7   48.4 5.3   50.5 5.3   57.5 4.5   54.3 4.1   57.3 3.9
Rode in Past, Wanted to Again NA NA   NA NA   17.6 3.7   23.9 3.7   27.6 3.7   35.8 3.7
Cost 35.6 6.3   33.9 5.1   35.9 5.1   42.1 4.5   36.5 4.1   34.1 3.7

Evaluation of Overall Burner Express Bus Experience*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Data in the plot above and table below represent participants who reported traveling to BRC via Burner Express Bus.

2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Terrible 0.8 1.2   1.8 1.6   0.0 0.0   0.4 0.6   0.1 0.2   0.6 0.6
2 2.9 2.2   3.5 2.0   0.0 0.0   0.6 0.6   0.0 0.0   0.2 0.4
3 9.9 3.9   10.0 3.5   0.8 1.0   0.9 1.0   0.1 0.2   0.4 0.6
4 9.7 4.1   6.5 2.4   0.8 0.8   1.8 1.2   0.5 0.6   1.5 0.8
5 3.2 2.5   4.3 2.4   0.9 1.0   1.7 1.0   3.6 1.8   4.0 1.6
6 4.2 2.4   2.7 1.6   3.6 2.0   4.9 2.0   4.0 1.6   5.4 1.8
7 4.6 2.7   5.7 2.5   8.4 2.9   14.6 3.1   13.0 2.9   9.2 2.4
8 23.7 5.7   18.2 3.9   19.6 4.3   23.7 3.9   23.2 3.5   22.2 3.3
9 22.2 5.5   23.1 4.3   28.7 4.7   25.1 3.9   22.8 3.5   22.9 3.3
Absolutely Fantastic 18.8 5.3   24.3 4.5   37.1 5.1   26.3 3.9   32.8 3.9   33.6 3.7

Evaluation of Burner Express Bus Ticket Price*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Data in the plot above and table below represent participants who reported traveling to BRC via Burner Express Bus. This question in the online survey specifically asks for an evaluation of ticket price based on the participant's level of satisfaction with the program.

2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Underpriced 0.7 1.4   2.2 2.0   1.1 1.0   1.8 1.2   0.8 0.6   1.1 0.8
Priced Just Right 77.3 5.7   74.8 4.7   73.7 4.7   75.7 4.1   74.1 3.7   76.6 3.3
Overpriced 22.0 5.7   22.9 4.5   25.2 4.7   22.6 3.9   25.1 3.7   22.3 3.3

Evaluation of Burner Express Bus Ticket Purchasing Experience*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Data in the plot above and table below represent participants who reported traveling to BRC via Burner Express Bus.

2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Terrible 2.0 1.6   1.9 1.2   2.1 1.4   6.7 2.0
2 1.4 1.0   1.3 1.0   1.0 0.8   1.5 1.0
3 2.5 1.6   1.6 1.0   3.7 1.6   4.2 1.6
4 3.0 2.0   2.2 1.4   2.2 1.2   2.2 1.0
5 5.2 2.2   8.7 2.5   6.9 2.2   6.8 2.0
6 6.7 2.7   6.6 2.2   6.3 2.2   5.3 1.8
7 12.0 3.5   13.3 3.1   11.0 2.5   12.9 2.7
8 22.4 4.3   21.9 3.7   22.4 3.5   19.2 3.1
9 16.5 4.1   15.6 3.1   16.0 3.1   16.0 2.9
Absolutely Fantastic 28.3 4.7   26.9 4.1   28.3 3.7   25.2 3.5

Burner Express Bus Route(s) Traveled*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Participants selected all option(s) that applied. Data in the plot above and table below represent participants who reported traveling to BRC via Burner Express Bus.

** The option "From Black Rock City to San Francisco" was provided in the online survey every year, however in most years the option was not selected.

2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Reno-BRC 32.3 6.1   39.9 5.1   36.4 5.1   33.5 4.3   36.0 3.9   39.4 3.9
Reno-BRC-Reno 34.7 6.5   28.9 4.9   27.1 4.7   26.9 3.9   23.6 3.3   25.0 3.5
SF-BRC 12.1 4.5   15.0 3.5   19.9 4.3   18.9 3.5   21.5 3.5   18.0 3.1
SF-BRC-SF 18.5 5.3   11.5 3.3   10.2 3.3   16.0 3.5   13.1 2.9   13.4 2.7
Reno-BRC-SF 1.1 1.4   3.2 2.0   3.9 2.2   2.3 1.2   3.1 1.8   2.2 1.2
SF-BRC-Reno 0.4 0.6   1.1 1.0   1.6 1.4   2.1 1.2   2.7 1.4   1.9 1.0
BRC-SF** NA NA   0.2 0.4   0.5 0.8   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA
BRC-Reno 0.8 1.2   0.1 0.2   0.4 0.4   0.3 0.6   0.1 0.2   0.2 0.4

Use of Burner Express Satellite Shuttle*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Data in the plot above and table below represent participants who reported traveling to BRC via Burner Express Bus. This question in the online survey specifically references "the satellite shuttle that operates within Black Rock City." The question has undergone minor rewrites in several years for clarity, but these changes were not expected to have (and do not appear to have had) a material effect on participant responses.

2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Not Used 54.7 6.7   48.0 5.3   37.6 5.1   36.4 4.3   39.1 4.1   34.5 3.7
Used 39.2 6.5   50.1 5.3   62.2 5.1   62.8 4.3   60.7 4.1   65.0 3.7
Unknown 6.1 3.1   1.9 1.4   0.2 0.4   0.8 0.8   0.2 0.4   0.6 0.8

Use of Burner Express Camping*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Data in the plot above and table below represent participants who reported traveling to BRC via Burner Express Bus.

2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Camped Elsewhere 93.9 2.9   88.6 4.1   85.8 4.1   94.0 2.4   90.6 2.5   94.6 1.8
Camped with Burner Express, Would Again 5.9 2.9   9.8 3.9   12.1 3.9   5.3 2.2   7.9 2.4   4.0 1.6
Unknown 0.3 0.6   0.0 0.0   0.5 0.8   0.2 0.4   0.8 0.8   0.8 0.6
Camped with Burner Express, Would Not Again 0.0 0.0   1.6 1.4   1.6 1.4   0.4 0.6   0.7 0.6   0.6 0.6

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