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Public Transportation in Canada: Market Research Report

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Public Transportation in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 48511CA | Dec 2015

Mind the gap: Strong government spending will continue to offset operating losses

IBISWorld’s Public Transportation market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Participants in the Public Transportation industry operate passenger transit systems over fixed-routes and regular schedules within a metropolitan area. Due to the high capital cost associated with running a large public transportation system, industry operators rely heavily on government subsidies, and over the past five years government stimulus programs have fuelled industry revenue growth. In addition, ridership rates have been positively affected over the past five years by several key trends, including a rise in the price of oil and a lower unemployment rate. In the next five years, IBISWorld expects both government funding and ridership rates to continue to increase... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographical distribution of the Public Transportation industry largely reflects population distribution. Industry operators require a high volume of customers for their transit systems. The more densely populated an area is, the more congestion there will be on the roads, leading to higher demand for public transportation. Additionally, tourist destinations have higher concentrations of public transportation establishments, as tourists are less likely to travel by car, further increasing demand for public transit systems. Business centres are more likely to have a public transit establishment, as commuters will take advantage of the systems to get to and from work.

Ontario and Quebec account for 32.9% and 20.4% of industry establishments, respectively... purchase to read more


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What is the Public Transportation Industry?

This industry operates local and suburban passenger transit systems. This includes light rail, subways, streetcars and buses. These establishments operate with fixed routes and schedules, and enable passengers to pay on a per-trip basis (whether or not they also accept payment methods such as monthly passes).

Industry Products
BusesHeavy railStreetcars
Industry Activities
Operating heavy rail systems (e.g. metro and subway systems)Operating light rail systems (e.g. streetcar, tramway or trolley)Operating commuter transit systemsOperating mixed mode transit systems (e.g. bus, commuter rail and subway combinations)Operating commuter and local bus operations

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