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Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
(industry trends)
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation


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

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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 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 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
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
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.

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Innovation News

  • Uber Technologies trademarks "UBER BIKE" - software; software for procuring, engaging, and coordinating transportation; software for navigation; software for renting bicycles, electric bicycles, electric assist bicycles, and pedal assist bicycles; software for accessing bicycle, electric bicycle, electric assist bicycle, and pedal assist bicycle sharing services; software for renting conveyances - 02/10/2018
  • Zoox trademarks "A" - Clothing - 02/09/2018
  • Uber Technologies patents Static Object Detection For Operating Autonomous Vehicle - 01/04/2018
  • Zoox patents Robotic Vehicle Active Safety Systems And Methods - 10/19/2017
  • True North Health Navigation raises $4 million in funding. - 01/05/2017
  • Zoox raises $200 million in funding. - 10/07/2016
  • Urbanbound raises $5 million in funding. - 11/24/2015




  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Uber Technologies206
    Zoox63
    Dayton-Phoenix Group
    Greyhound Lines

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Passenger train on new route derails in Washington state, killing at least 3 - The state patrol has turned over the investigation to the US National Transportation Safety ... Geoff Patrick, a spokesman for Sound Transit, which owns the track, said it had recently been upgraded to handle passenger trains, from its prior use for ... (01/13/2018)
    • U.S. transportation and logistics sector adds jobs in December - and the transit and ground passenger transportation segment, which grew by 1,000 jobs. In addition, the water transportation, air transportation, and scenic and sightseeing transportation segments grew employment by 400, 200 and 100 jobs, respectively ... (01/08/2018)
    • Book a 700 mph ride on the hyperloop with this new app - Today, Virgin Hyperloop One unveiled its new app, promising an end-to-end passenger experience when (and if ... s not just in the business of building an ultra speedy, above-ground transit system; its executive believe that the hyperloop can literally ... (01/08/2018)
    • Palm Tran Operations Manager BJ Barrow Retires After more than 40 Years - After nearly 42 years in Palm Beach County public transportation, including 29 years as Palm Tran Operations Manager, BJ Barrow retired in December. When Barrow started her transit career ... including when a passenger threatened a bus operator. (01/04/2018)
    • Regulate ground Transit and Passenger transportation - Today in our country, people who travel by ground transportation can catch a private lift, a school bus, a private bus, a Kombi or a taxi. The distinction is based on vehicle type, route, and schedule. Except for school buses, this transportation business ... (12/27/2017)
    • MIA Ranked the Most Transit-Accessible Airport in the U.S. - Giménez. “MIA continues to earn accolades for its passenger and cargo operations, concessions, customer service, and now, for its ground transportation options.” “We are proud to offer our passengers the most transit-accessible airport in the U.S ... (11/30/2017)
    • U S Bureau of Census : Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Increased in 2015 - MAY 25, 2017 - Nonemployer businesses, establishments without paid employees, in the Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation subsector (North American Industry Classification System (NAICS 485) increased by 59.4 percent from 362,445 in 2014 to 577,809 ... (05/25/2017)
    • Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Increased in 2015 - WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nonemployer businesses, establishments without paid employees, in the Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation subsector (North American Industry Classification System (NAICS 485) increased by 59.4 ... (05/25/2017)
    • Poughkeepsie to break ground on new transit hub - POUGHKEEPSIE – A new transit ... passenger loading areas off Market Street and feature drainage, pavement and utility improvements as well as enhanced lighting, landscaping and security. It will include passenger shelters, communications, transportation ... (06/11/2013)
    • TRANSIT PROGRAM FOR EAST WEIGHED - WASHINGTON, May 1 (AP) — Vertical take?off and land ing aircraft plus high?speed ground transit ... to?downtown in tercity passenger transportation in large metropolitan areas will contribute to congestion on ur ban transit facilities. (05/02/1970)


    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



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Transit & Ground Passenger TransportationOpportunity/Threat
    Bus & Automobile Transit Systems Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail are less than those from Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail Product Sales Report



    Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Transit & Ground Passenger TransportationOpportunity/Threat
    Limousine Service Competing industry
    Taxi Cab Service Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route are less than those from Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route Product Sales Report





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