Industry Data & Market Research

2023 U.S. Industry Statistics & Market Forecast - Interurban & Rural Bus Transportation

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Interurban & Rural Bus 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.

Interurban & Rural Bus Transportation market size 2023
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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
Average Revenue Per Employee
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Analysis of Federal Data

Market Forecast

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

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Industry Insights

The Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation industry has been experiencing several key trends that are shaping its future. Economic conditions have had a significant impact on the industry as rising fuel prices and changing travel patterns have affected ridership levels. Moreover, the changing political scenario, technological advancements, and changing consumer preferences have also affected the industry in recent years.

One of the most significant trends affecting the industry is the growing demand for sustainable transportation options. As awareness about climate change and environmental issues increases, the industry is under pressure to reduce emissions and provide greener transportation solutions. Additionally, the growing focus on smart mobility is driving the adoption of advanced technologies such as integrated ticketing systems, real-time passenger information, and vehicle tracking.

Another trend influencing the Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation industry is the aging population. This demographic shift has led to an increased demand for transportation options for seniors and people with disabilities. Similarly, the advent of the gig economy, remote work, and telecommuting is changing travel patterns and reducing demand for regular commuting.

Finally, emerging innovations, such as ride-sharing and on-demand transportation, are disrupting the traditional model of transportation. These trends offer new opportunities for the industry to transform its operations, reduce costs, and improve services. In summary, these trends are set to have a significant impact on the Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation industry, with companies that adapt quickly likely to be the ones that thrive.

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Interurban & Rural Bus 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

Long-Distance, Fixed-Route Passenger Transportation By Road, Except On An Interurban Service Network

Long-Distance, Fixed-Route Passenger Transportation By Road On An Interurban Network

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

Long-Distance Passenger Transportation By Chartered Bus

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.

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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
Net Income
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Interurban & Rural Bus 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 Interurban & Rural Bus 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 Interurban & Rural Bus 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 3%

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General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16%
Information and Record Clerks 7%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 6%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 8%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 65%
Motor Vehicle Operators 58%
Passenger Vehicle Drivers 57%
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 49%
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Interurban & Rural Bus Transportation Competitor Landscape & Key Companies [PREMIUM]

The most influential companies in the Interurban & Rural Bus Transportation industry and adjacent industries either have large market share or are developing new business models and methods that could disrupt the status quo. We look at leading and emerging companies in the Interurban & Rural Bus Transportation industry and adjacent sectors:

Market Leaders:
Direct Competitors

Companies with the largest market share, focused in this industry
Market leaders:
Diversified Competitors

Largest companies that have diversified operations in this and other industries
Direct Competitors

Innovative, Emerging, and Disruptive Companies that may influence the future direction of the industry.
Diversified Competitors

Innovators and Disruptors in adjacent industries that may also affect the Interurban & Rural Bus Transportation industry.

Government Contracts

In 2022, the federal government spent a total of $3,189,541 on Interurban & Rural Bus Transportation. It has awarded 39 contracts to 20 companies, with an average value of $159,477 per company.   

Most Recent Contracts Date Total Award Amount
350 N Saint Paul St
Dallas, TX
Jun 26, 2023$46,296