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Curb appeal: The popularity of curbside services is expected to aid revenue growth

The Scheduled and Charter 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 Threats & Opportunities

  • High gas prices pushed many Americans to ride the bus instead of drive
  • The success of low-cost curbside carriers has been the primary driver of overall revenue growth
  • An increase in the number of foreign visits to the United States is anticipated to drive growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    As the economy recovers, more individuals will begin to spend money on trips and other vacations that may require scheduled and chartered bus services. Additionally, participants are forecast to benefit from urban population growth, the aging US population, the green movement and the government's continued attempt to promote alternate modes of transit...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Scheduled and Charter Bus Services industry provides two main types of services. The industry's scheduled services consist of bus passenger transportation over regular routes and schedules. Conversely, the industry's charter services consist of transportation services on as-needed basis.

    Charter bus services

    Charter bus services, both long-distance and local, are expected to account for 66.1% of industry revenue in 2016. A charter is defined as the hire and exclusive use of a motor coach by a preformed group. This segment includes all long-haul chartered journeys taken by private groups, institutions and organizations. Longer journeys tend to cost substantially more than local trips and therefore generate more revenue for the industry. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry are

  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Optimum capacity utilization
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    Industry Products

    What is the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry?

    Operators in the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services provide scheduled and charter bus transportation services. Scheduled buses provide intercity, rural and other long distance transport services on regular routes and schedules. Conversely, charter bus services are contracted out on an as-needed basis. This industry does not include urban public bus transport (IBISWorld report 48511) or school and employee commuter bus transport services (IBISWorld report 48541).

    Industry Products
    Scheduled bus services - interurban transit
    Other services including Scheduled bus services - rural transit
    Long-distance and local charter bus services
    Industry Activities
    Intercity bus line transportation services
    Interstate bus line transportation services
    Interurban bus line transportation services
    Rural bus transportation services
    Motor coach operations for interurban and rural scheduled routes
    Charter bus operations for businesses and consumers (except scenic and sightseeing services)

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Urban population
  • New car sales
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • World price of crude oil
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Charter bus services
  • Scheduled bus services
  • Profit trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Subdued charter bus growth
  • Stronger curbside growth
  • Profitability to dip but remain high
  • Table: Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Tourism
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling
  • Automobile Wholesaling
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Long-distance and local charter bus services
  • Scheduled bus services - interurban transit
  • Other services including Scheduled bus services - rural transit
  • Chart: Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price
  • Safety
  • Seasonality
  • Demographic change

  • Major Markets
  • Private consumers - long-distance
  • Private consumers - local
  • All Other including Business travel
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Scheduled and Charter Bus Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    FirstGroup PLCStagecoach Group plc
  • Table: FirstGroup PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Stagecoach Group plc - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Charter Bus
  • A bus that is requested for exclusive use (e.g. for a specific purpose or trip) over a certain period of time.
  • Curbside Bus Service
  • Scheduled bus service in which passengers are picked up from and dropped off on a city street instead of at traditional bus stations.
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • A form of insurance used by industry operators to hedge against fluctuations in gasoline prices.
  • Motor Coach
  • Another term for bus.
  • Scheduled Bus
  • A bus that operates on a set schedule or route, instead of on demand. Scheduled services are not exclusive and are generally open to the public.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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