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Global Public Transportation Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Mode Type, By Ticket Distribution Channel, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 - 2028

Global Public Transportation Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Mode Type, By Ticket Distribution Channel, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 - 2028

  • October 2022
  • 136 pages
  • ID: 6364703
  • Format: PDF
  • KBV Research


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The Global Public Transportation Market size is expected to reach $285.7 billion by 2028, rising at a market growth of 5.4% CAGR during the forecast period.

Public transit, Public transport also referred to as public transportation, mass transit, or simply transit is a transportation system for passengers by group travel systems available to the general public, as opposed to private transport, which is typically managed on a schedule, operated along established routes, and charges a posted fee per trip. City buses, trolleybuses, trams (or light rail) and passenger trains, fast transit (metro/subway/underground, etc.), and ferries are examples of public transportation.

Intercity transportation is dominated by airplanes, motor coaches, and intercity rail. In several regions of the world, high-speed rail networks are being constructed. The majority of public transportation systems operate on fixed routes with predetermined boarding and disembarking sites and according to a predetermined schedule, with the most frequent services adhering to a headway.

However, the majority of public transport journeys involve other modes of transportation, such as people walking or utilizing bus services to reach railway stations. In many regions of the world, share taxis offer on-demand services that may compete with permanent public transport lines or complement them by transporting customers to interchanges. Paratransit is occasionally employed in low-demand regions and for those who require door-to-door service.

Most public transport systems are operated by profit-driven, privately owned, and publicly traded mass transit and real estate corporations. Most local transportation administrations in North America operate mass transit services. Due to geographical, historical, and economic factors, the use and scope of public transportation vary widely.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

During the most severe public health catastrophe caused by the new coronavirus pandemic, governments throughout the world have shut down public transportation systems. In addition, stringent social distance constraints have slowed the expansion of public vehicles. As transmission rates increase in populated areas, public transportation will continue to decline shortly. Moreover, measures by groups such as working from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will further constrain the demand for public vehicles. Infrastructural development for public transport vehicles would be halted for a time owing to decreased government spending around the 0 as a result of the pandemic’s economic impact.

Market Growth factors

Increasing Megacity Demand For Public Transportation

In recent decades, the flow of people into urban regions and the rise of urban and metropolitan areas have increased dramatically. The growth of the market is attributable to the expansion of infrastructure and the advancement of technology. To address the demand for public transportation in megacities, several governments are building BRT, metro, monorail, and light rail transit systems.

Enhances Fuel Economy And Public Transportation’s Capacity To Reduce Air Pollution

The capacity to outfit buses and other public vehicles with alternative fuel sources is one of the biggest technological advantages of public transportation. Some systems are entirely electric or fueled by renewable energy. Even relative to other gas-powered vehicles, the fuel economy of public transit is superior. Reduced gasoline use improves air quality in cities with integrated public transportation. Approximately 85 percent of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions are caused by daily commutes.

Market Restraining Factors

Increasing Preference For Passenger Cars And Motorcycles

The increasing preference of commuters for passenger cars and two-wheeled vehicles are impeding the growth of the industry. In emerging nations, two-wheeled carts are the principal form of transportation for middle-class citizens. In addition, political regimes that are prejudiced against investments in public transportation. The distribution of Covid-19 had a significant influence on the growth of the public transportation industry.

Ticket Distribution Channel Outlook

Based on the Ticket Distribution Channel, the Public Transportation Market is segmented into Online and Offline. The online segment witnessed a significant revenue share in the public transportation market in 2021. The segment’s rise may be ascribed to the proliferation of internet services, the declining cost of smartphones, and the growing reliance on digital solutions. Generation z and millennials who are tech-savvy are anticipated to dominate the commuting population in the next years.

Mode Type Outlook

On the basis of Mode Type, the Public Transportation Market is divided into Road, Rail, and Others. The road segment procured the largest revenue share in the public transportation market in 2021. The widespread availability and increased ridership of the road transport system, which consists mostly of buses, trolleybuses, etc., are contributing to the segment’s expansion. The implementation of a bus rapid transit system in several megacities throughout the world seeks to provide flexible, dependable, and speedier transit, while simultaneously contributing to the expansion of the road segment.

Regional Outlook

Region-wise, the Public Transportation Market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LAMEA. The Asia Pacific segment garnered the highest revenue share in the public transportation market in 2021. It is because Japan, China, and South Korea’s highly modern and reasonably priced public transportation contribute to the expansion of the regional market. Additionally, the region contains a big population of middle-income individuals who rely on public transit for their daily commute. Additionally, this adds to the expansion of the regional market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include BC Transit Corporation, Transport International Holdings Limited, Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company, Metrolink, Transdev Group SA (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations), Tobu Railway Co., Ltd., and Trenitalia c2c Limited.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments covered in the Report:

By Mode Type

• Road

• Rail

• Others

By Ticket Distribution Channel

• Offline

• Online

By Geography

• North America

o US

o Canada

o Mexico

o Rest of North America

• Europe

o Germany

o UK

o France

o Russia

o Spain

o Italy

o Rest of Europe

• Asia Pacific

o China

o Japan

o India

o South Korea

o Singapore

o Malaysia

o Rest of Asia Pacific


o Brazil

o Argentina


o Saudi Arabia

o South Africa

o Nigeria

o Rest of LAMEA

Companies Profiled

• BC Transit Corporation

• Transport International Holdings Limited

• Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company

• Metrolink

• Transdev Group SA (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations)

• Tobu Railway Co., Ltd.

• Trenitalia c2c Limited

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