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Public School Bus Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Public School Bus Services Market Research Report | NAICS 48541 | Oct 2016

Rerouted: Expansion of services will keep industry revenue afloat

IBISWorld’s Public School Bus Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Unremarkable revenue and profit growth resulted in a marginal increase in industry concentration
  • Reduction in both revenue and profit margins resulted in a decrease in industry operators
  • Government spending on primary and secondary education is expected to increase
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Public School Bus Services industry is projected to grow over the five years to 2016. While the economy's recovery quickens, state funding for schools remains low. For many districts, this has meant consolidating or canceling bus routes. These combined factors muted revenue growth and constricted profit margins for many industry players in recent years. Though the industry is currently struggling, IBISWorld expects revenue to return to healthy rates over the five years to 2021... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Over the five years to 2016, revenue for the Public School Bus Services industry is expected to grow an anemic average annual rate of 1.2% to reach $11.5 billion, including a 2.9% increase this year alone. Though the economy continues to improve, state budgets have yet to fully recover from the sizable deficits accumulated during the recession. Since government funding is the sole source of income for public school districts, many were forced to reduce spending on student transportation services early in the period. Consequently, the industry faltered over the past five years. The volatility in oil prices over the past five years also hurt industry profit. Though crude oil prices dropped sharply in 2014, high prices reduced profit margins earlier on in the period. Tho.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Public School Bus Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Public School Bus Services Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of K-12 students and Government funding for primary and secondary education in the Public School Bus Services industry impact industry performance... 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

    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
  • Number of K-12 students
  • Government funding for primary and secondary education
  • Regulation for the Public School Bus Services industry
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Budgetary woes
  • Shrinking participation
  • New technologies and alternative-fuel vehicles
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving budgets
  • Rising student enrollment
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Public School Bus Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Public School Bus Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Community Colleges
  • Trade & Technical Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Car Body Shops
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing
  • Fuel Dealers
  • Oil Change Services
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • School busing for public schools
  • School busing for private schools
  • Other transportation and services
  • Employee bus services
  • Chart: Public School Bus Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Public Schools
  • Private schools
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Public School Bus Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases and fuel
  • Depreciation
  • Additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Public School Bus Services
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Public School Bus Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    FirstGroup PLC
    National Express Group PLC
    Student Transportation Inc.
  • Table: FirstGroup PLC - financial performance
  • Table: National Express Group PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Student Transportation Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Public School 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 Public School 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)
  • Number of K-12 Students (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Fleet Management Software
  • Technology used by companies to track vehicle trips and fuel efficiency as well as provide remote control features.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Privatization
  • Changing from state to private ownership or control.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • 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 Public School 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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