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Scheduled and Charter Bus Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Scheduled and Charter Bus Services Market Research Report | NAICS 48522 | Dec 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Scheduled and Charter Bus Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
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... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry's establishments are regionally skewed, and, while the number of regional establishments is largely determined by population levels, some regions are home to a disproportionally large number of charter and scheduled bus services providers. While the Southeast is expected to have the largest number of industry establishments in 2016, this number is lower than this region's share of the US population would otherwise suggest. In contrast, the Mid-Atlantic (the region with the second-highest number of establishments) has a much higher number of establishments than its share of the US population.

The Mid-Atlantic is expected to contain 22.0% of industry establishments but only represents 15.3% of the US population. The.. ... purchase to read more

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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Urban population and New car sales in the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    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 transitOther services including Scheduled bus services - rural transitLong-distance and local charter bus services
    Industry Activities
    Intercity bus line transportation servicesInterstate bus line transportation servicesInterurban bus line transportation servicesRural bus transportation servicesMotor coach operations for interurban and rural scheduled routesCharter 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 PLC
    Stagecoach 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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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Scheduled and Charter Bus Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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