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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation

Overview: the U.S. Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation Industry

This report provides answers to key questions about the industry:
What is the total market size (industry revenue)?

This report shows the total market size for the Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation industry, comprised of total revenues of both public and private companies over the last five years (2012-2017), current year (2018) estimates, and outlook to 2022.

What is the industry outlook?

The industry Outlook and Forecasts show how the Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation industry is heading over the next five years (2018-2022). Market forecasts account for historical growth, cyclical changes, and general economic outlook.

Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?

The Market Analysis section shows the five-year growth trends for Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation, year-by-year from 2012-2017.

Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?

Forecasts for 2018-2022 for the industry show the future growth and market opportunity for Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation companies.

What is the average company size in the industry?

The average number of employees and average revenue for a typical Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation company is charted over time for the last five years to the present.

How many companies are in the industry?

Track how many companies compete in the Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation industry, and how the number of companies has changed over the past five years.

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Transit & Ground Passenger 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.

Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation market size 2018
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Statistics 2013        2014        2015        2016        2017        2018*
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

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.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 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 Transit & Ground Passenger 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

Long-Distance, Fixed-Route Passenger Transportation By Road

Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Transportation By Road And Transit Rail

Long-Distance Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route

Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route

Special Needs Transportation Service, Including Paratransit, Senior Citizen.

Taxicab Support Services

Related Services

Other Products

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 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 Transit & Ground Passenger 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 Transit & Ground Passenger 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 Transit & Ground Passenger 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
Management Occupations 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Protective Service Occupations 8%
Other Protective Service Workers 8%
Miscellaneous Protective Service Workers 8%
Protective Service Workers, All Other 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Information and Record Clerks 13%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 12%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 12%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 12%
Dispatchers 11%
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 11%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 7%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 77%
Motor Vehicle Operators 73%
Bus Drivers 55%
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 14%
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 42%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 17%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 17%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Zoox raises $200 million in funding. - 07/23/2018
  • Village Tours trademarks "VILLAGE" - Arranging, organizing, and conducting travel and tours by bus and motor coach - 07/21/2018
  • LYFT trademarks "LYFT SCOOTER" - downloadable computer software for use in locating, reserving and renting motorized scooters, electric vehicles, mopeds, bicycles, mini-bikes, motorized bicycles, and motor-driven cycles; downloadable computer software for coordinating, managing, and accessing sharing and rental programs for motorized scooters, electric vehicles, mopeds, bicycles, mini-bikes, motorized bicycles, and motor-driven cycles; software for arranging, management and communication of payments and payment information for rental and use of motorized scooters, electric vehicles, mopeds, bicycles, mini-bikes, motorized bicycles, and motor-driven cycles; downloadable software featuring data collection and management during operation of motorized scooters, electric vehicles, mopeds, bicycles, mini-bikes, motorized bicycles, and motor-driven cycles by end users and for display, viewing, and comparison of transportation journeys; computer software permitting users to access information for operation of locks and to access and use physical assets with locks; software for use in geolocation, management, and use of physical assets via smartphones; time recording apparatus; Global Positioning System apparatus; cameras for photography; electronic key fobs being remote control apparatus; Locks, electric; anti-theft warning apparatus other than for vehicles; bicycle helmets - 07/20/2018
  • First Transit trademarks "FIRSTVIEW STREET" - Computer application software for mobile phones - 07/13/2018
  • Zoox patents Adaptive Autonomous Vehicle Planner Logic - 07/12/2018
  • LYFT patents Rendering A Situational-awareness View In An Autonomous-vehicle Environment - 05/17/2018
  • True North Health Navigation raises $4 million in funding. - 01/05/2017
  • Bambeco raises $5 million in funding. - 10/13/2015

  • Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $320,561,752 on Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation. It has awarded 4,186 contracts to 688 companies, with an average value of $465,933 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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