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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Urban Transit Systems

Overview of the U.S. Urban Transit Systems 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 Urban Transit Systems: 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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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[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 Urban Transit Systems 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

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

Local, Fixed-Route, Passenger Transportation On Common Carrier Road And Transit Rail Systems

Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Transportation By Road, Except School And Common Carrier Routes

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 Urban Transit Systems 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 Urban Transit Systems 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 Urban Transit Systems 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 Urban Transit Systems 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%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
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 75%
Motor Vehicle Operators 67%
Bus Drivers 65%
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 60%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Urban Transit Systems Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Veolia Transportation Services trademarks "" - Booties; Dresses; Dresses for children; Dresses for babies; Infants' shoes and boots; Leg warmers; Leggings; Socks; T-shirts; T-shirts for children; T-shirts for babies; Anklets; Children's and infant's apparel - 01/02/2018
  • Transdev North America trademarks "TANDEM TECHNOLOGIES" - System for scheduling ground transportation - 12/15/2017
  • Urbanbound raises $5 million in funding. - 11/24/2015
  • Jax. Transit Management trademarks "FIRST COAST FLYER" - Transportation of passengers and goods by bus - 09/21/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    New Jersey Transit
    Dallas Area Rapid Transit

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

    Latest Industry News

    • New Transit And Rail Director Chosen At CDOT - Krutsinger replaces the recently retired Mark Imhoff. Prior to CDOT, Krutsinger had a wide range of experience working with rural, resort, and urban transit systems across Colorado. In addition to serving as a senior planner on many corridor studies ... (01/12/2018)
    • Tampa Bay’s transit future: Light rail’s out. Rapid buses are in. - Buckhorn has long been a proponent of rail, particularly connecting urban areas, but said he wasn ... The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has a plan to build a BRT system that would connect downtown St. Petersburg to the beaches, but the 11-mile ... (01/11/2018)
    • Combining E-bikes And Bikeshares Is Urban Alchemy: A Winning Transit Solution For Cities - Two increasingly popular phenomena – E-bikes and bikeshare systems – are combining to provide ... E-bikes and bikeshare alone are already attractive transit option for cities. Putting them together is urban alchemy . It is time for cities to charge ... (01/11/2018)
    • Microtransit: How cities are, and aren’t, adapting transit technology - The report analyzed a handful of pilot programs meant to solve the challenges facing urban mass transit ... Research from the Shared Use Mobility Center (SUMC) found that transit systems could build upon and bolster public transit offerings by adapting ... (01/10/2018)
    • Riding the bus into history as T3 Transit hits major milestone for 2017 - “Our transit system is one of the best performing small city systems ... 400 or 500 and I remember . . . wondering if you’d ever see 1,000.’’ The Canadian Urban Transit Association gives T3 Transit a highest passenger-fares-per-service-hour rating ... (01/07/2018)
    • 1,600 buses to come under ‘informed transit’ system - The "informed transit" system will make it possible to track these buses using GPS, which is supported by the Kochi1 app of Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL). The Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC) signed agreements with seven private bus operating companies for ... (01/05/2018)
    • The road to decentralizing urban mobility with blockchain and cryptocurrency - Urban public transportation will become increasingly complex ... a startup that provides a cloud-based analytics platform for mass transit systems, recently told BI Intelligence. Consumers could use the cryptocurrency value on their card to pay for multi ... (01/04/2018)
    • Transit Trends for 2018 and Beyond - This approach envisions bundling transportation options in urban areas like cable companies now bundle ... public transit security is still a local responsibility. So city transit systems are buying up the latest security systems to monitor and respond ... (01/04/2018)
    • An urban angler ... or, taking a bus to the hotspots - When I was old enough to use the New York transit system, I made my way to the water to fish as much ... access areas have created better fishing opportunities for today's urban fisherman. You can see the water alive with a school of small stripers or ... (12/31/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $87,743,700 on Urban Transit Systems. It has awarded 725 contracts to 102 companies, with an average value of $860,232 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 Urban Transit Systems 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 Urban Transit SystemsOpportunity/Threat
    Bus & Automobile Transit Systems Competing industry
    Commuter Rail Systems Competing industry
    Mixed Mode Transit Systems Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail are less than those from Urban Transit Systems. 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 Urban Transit SystemsOpportunity/Threat
    Limousine Service
    Taxi Cab Service
    Bus & Automobile Transit Systems Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route are less than those from Urban Transit Systems. 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