SEARCH   
MEMBER LOGIN    

Public Transportation in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Public Transportation Market Research Report | NAICS 48511 | Jul 2014

In transit: Falling unemployment rates and continued government support will benefit industry operators

The Public Transportation market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$63bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
Add to Cart
Profit
Add to Cart
Employment
424,006
Businesses
4,973
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the past five years, demand for public transportation has been driven by rising fuel costs and more Americans moving away from rural areas into urban centers, forcing many people to switch from commuting with their cars to cheaper public transportation. Additionally, higher government funding has allowed for the expansion of energy-efficient transportation services. Over the next five years, industry growth will be driven by a couple factors, including continued increases in government funding for transportation and a rise in domestic trips taken by US residents. These trends will ultimately lead to a rise in ridership, helping to increase fare-generated revenue for industry operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographical distribution of the Public Transportation industry reflects population distribution to a large degree. Major US cities and densely populated metropolitan areas are the main determinant of industry demand. Older more established cities also tend to have greater public transit systems, as these areas have a cultural tradition of public transit use. Additionally, tourist destinations and college oriented cities also have more public transit systems because these people are less likely to have access to personal vehicles.

The Mid-Atlantic and West regions account for 22.8% and 24.2% of industry revenue, respectively. These two regions contain the most densely populated US metropolitan areas, including New York City, Los Angeles, Jersey City and Newark... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Public Transportation Industry?

Public transportation agencies primarily operate regional passenger transportation systems with regular routes and fixed schedules. The industry does not include taxis and limousines (IBISWorld report 48533), charter buses (48522), ferry boats (48311) or school and employee buses (48541).

Industry Products
BusCommuter RailHeavy RailLight RailTrolley Cars
 
Industry Activities
Operating heavy rail systems (e.g. metro, subway, rapid transit or rapid rail)Operating light rail systems (e.g. streetcar, tramway or trolley)Operating cable car systemsOperating monorail transit systems Operating tramway systemsOperating commuter transit systemsOperating suburban and urban bus servicesOperating commuter and local bus operationsOperating suburban and urban transit systemsOperating mixed mode transit systems (e.g. bus, commuter rail and subway combinations)


View Sample
Quote
Select Clients