Bus Transportation Services

Bus Transportation Services

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry transport passengers by bus. Major companies include First Student, Greyhound, and Transdev (all are US-based divisions of FirstGroup); as well as Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport (India); ComfortDelGro (Singapore); FirstGroup, National Express, and Stagecoach (all based in the UK); Nobina (Sweden); and Transport International Holdings (Hong Kong).


Demand depends mainly on the demographic makeup and growth of the local population. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations. Large companies can have advantages in buying fuel and in maintaining fleets. Small companies can compete by providing specialized services. The urban, school, interurban and rural bus transportation segments are highly concentrated. The charter and special needs transportation segments are fragmented.


Major types of services include long-distance, fixed-route passenger transport by road (about 80%) and local, fixed-route, passenger transportation by road and transit rail (about 10%). Other services account for about 10%.

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