IBISWorld’s Transit Buses procurement research is intended to help you save time and money in the initial research stages of the buying process. Our data and analysis explain the characteristics, pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and negotiation tactics of Transit Buses to help your company negotiate strategically with suppliers. Our report insights also give your company the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives to better manage the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Transit Buses - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the average price of transit buses has risen at a slow estimated annualized rate of 0.9% due to a combination of weak demand and falling input costs. Transit buses are purchased primarily by public transit agencies, with about 80.0% of funding coming from the FTA. As such, trends in federal funding are directly correlated with demand for transit buses. During the past...


Transit Buses - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for transit buses is high. Once a new bus is purchased, buyers must pay to operate it. Furthermore, while the federal government funds about 80.0% of the cost to purchase new buses, local transit agencies are usually responsible for all of the operating costs, which are significant. For example, in New York City it costs about $173 to operate a bus for one hour, and in...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of transit buses, which are purchased and operated primarily by public transit agencies charged with providing public transportation for a city or region. Transit buses are distinguished from coach buses in that they are designed for shorter-distance travel and thus feature a mixture of bucket and bench seating, standing room capacity, multiple large doors for entering and exiting and minimal luggage space. Transit buses are typically classified as Class 7 vehicles and can carry up to 57 seated passengers. Suppliers are primarily manufacturers, with dealers playing a small role selling new and used buses to private companies and small municipalities. This report does not include coach buses, school buses, minibuses or shuttles.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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