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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Special Needs Transportation

Overview of the U.S. Special Needs Transportation Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Special Needs Transportation: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Special Needs Transportation industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Special Needs Transportation Service, Including Paratransit, Senior Citizen.

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Special Needs Transportation by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Special Needs Transportation company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Special Needs Transportation industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Special Needs Transportation measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 76%
Motor Vehicle Operators 72%
Bus Drivers 43%
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 9%
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 33%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 25%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 25%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Special Needs Transportation Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
JNJ Services
Redpoint Resolutions

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Aurora considers policy for special needs signs - The Illinois Department of Transportation, since 2011, has gone on record that they no longer place special needs signs. One of the reasons is the lack of follow up. The children involved grow up, families move away, the signs remain. The department also ... (01/13/2018)
  • Nonprofit creates special places for kids with cancer - Volunteers make special considerations for children’s medical needs when they can ... After lunch at the Shack, they spent the rest of the day at the Transportation Museum. “We had no idea, and Auggie was overwhelmed,” his father said. (01/13/2018)
  • Editorial: Saving transportation in Connecticut - But without a doubt, transportation needs an infusion. Highways and bridges need repair ... Malloy will make recommendations to “ensure the solvency” of the Special Transportation Fund before he delivers his budget address to the General Assembly ... (01/12/2018)
  • Mayor ‘disappointed’ in Malloy’s plan to halt transportation projects - Fairfield County’s infrastructure needs are the state’s needs ... see that Governor Malloy is making a big push to make sure the legislature funds the Special Transportation Fund and this is another part of his strategy,” said Stevenson, a ... (01/12/2018)
  • Hundreds Of Connecticut Transportation Projects Halted For Lack Of Funds - everyone down the line needs to tool up if you’re going to stop and start.” The governor says he will issue a series of recommendations to revive the Special Transportation Fund in coming weeks. Listen Listening... 1:41 Parts of the rail lines across ... (01/10/2018)
  • CT Indefinitely Postpones $4.3 Billion In Transportation Projects - Connecticut needs immediate action," DOT Commissioner James Redeker said. "As Governor Malloy noted last month, the solvency of the Special Transportation Fund is in doubt without new revenues. In real terms, that means we need to postpone indefinitely ... (01/10/2018)
  • Candidates in gubernatorial field weigh in on Colorado transportation, Longmont rail issues - "RTD is a special district where district residents have continued ... said that Lynne is currently involved in roundtable discussions about the state's future transportation needs. "Transportation planning will be included in the upcoming release of ... (01/09/2018)
  • Reeves: Senate looking for additional transportation funds - He appeared to take a swipe at five transportation bills pending before the House ... districts and expanding to all students a program that provides vouchers to special needs students to attend private schools. Reeves spent a large portion of his speech ... (01/09/2018)
  • Keen Limousine Owner Marks 10 Years Fulfilling Chicagoland's Transportation Needs - About Keen Limousine Keen Limousine offers airport, corporate, convention, special event and group transportation. Its drivers are professional and impeccably dressed, its cars are immaculate and they are always on time. Keen Limousine is the only ... (01/08/2018)
  • NJ Nonprofit Provides Transportation for People with Disabilities - "Our transportation service picks up a rider at home when they ... Access Unlimited (CAU), celebrating its 38 years in 2017, supports people with special needs in achieving real lives in the community. CAU provides support and gives voice to adults and ... (01/07/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $77,484,484 on Special Needs Transportation. It has awarded 444 contracts to 71 companies, with an average value of $1,091,331 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Paratransit transportation services, Handicapped passenger transportation services, Special needs passenger transportation services, Senior citizens transportation services, etc.

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