Public School Bus Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Public School Bus Services Market Research Report | NAICS 48541 | Oct 2015

Bus route: Increased outsourcing of bus services will continue to fuel industry growth

The Public School Bus Services 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The continuing trend among school districts to outsource school bus services, given a lack of state and local funding for public schools, has propelled revenue growth. School districts that traditionally provided their own busing have increasingly turned to industry operators to provide cost-effective transportation programs for schools. However, the industry has encountered challenges in regard to school boards eliminating bus routes, in addition to rising fuel costs, which caused revenue to contract. Nevertheless, in the five years to 2019 revenue will accelerate, given that demand for privatized industry school bus services is expected to strengthen, as school districts face escalating budget cuts caused by reduced state and local funding... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Public School Bus Service providers are heavily concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, Plains and Northeast regions of the United States. Typically, industry operators locate near large metropolitan areas, such as New York, Boston and Chicago, where students often opt for riding the school bus rather than driving themselves or riding with their parents.

The Mid-Atlantic region of the US is home to 41.7% of total industry operators, with Pennsylvania accounting for 15.0% of industry business alone. Large, densely populated school districts, such as those in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. are popular among industry operators because of both the large number of students and their close proximity to their schools... purchase to read more


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What is the Public School Bus Services Industry?

This industry includes companies that primarily provide bus services to students in grades K-12 and school employees. School buses transport students to and from school, as well as between school events, field trips, camps and other educational events. Companies also provide transportation for school employees to and from work.

Industry Products
School busing for public schoolsEmployee bus servicesSchool busing for private schoolsOther transportation and services
Industry Activities
Providing home-to-school bus transportation for studentsProviding bus transportation for extracurricular activitiesProviding bus transportation for employees

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