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SPECIAL REPORT

U.S. BUS FLEETS

REPORT
1.2%
0.8%

2.3% 3%
1.8%

4%

6.2%

15%

A look at the
trends impacting
the bus market
and the state of
U.S. fleets.

65.5%

Compiled by Mischa Wanek-Libman,
executive editor

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CCORDING TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTAtion Association's 2018 Public Transportation Fact Book,
U.S. public transportation systems operated 148,879 railcars, buses and vans in a typical peak period during 2016
out of a total of 179,021 vehicles available for service.
Demand response service and bus fleets make up the
most vehicles available and approximately 51 percent
of transit trips taken are via roadway modes (bus, BRT,
trolleybus, commuter bus and demand response).
Ridership on public transportation was down slightly in 2016
with bus ridership declining by 2.8 percent. While ridership
slipped, service has improved, vehicles and stations continue
to incorporate more advanced technology and both rail and
non-rail public transit modes continue to be one of the safety
surface transportation options.
Mass Transit has used statistics from a variety resources to
provide a snapshot of trends affecting bus fleets and operations.  

Terminology NTD Mode Types
RB: Bus Rapid Transit

MB: Bus

CB: Commuter Bus

VOMs: Vehicles Operate
in Maximum Service

DR: Demand Response
DT: Demand Response Taxi
TB: Trolleybus
VP: Vanpool
PB: Publico

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The number of revenue
vehicles operated across
the agency to meet
the annual maximum
service requirement.

Mass Transit | MassTransitmag.com | APRIL/MAY 2019

Capital Expenses
6.2%

Communication &
Information Systems

1.2%

Fare Collection
Equipment

3%
2.3%

Guideway

Other

4%
Stations

0.8%

1.8%

Maintenance
Buildings

Other
Vehicles

15%

Maintenance
Buildings

65.5%
Passenger
Vehicles

NTD 2017 Capital Expenses

Active Vehicles in the United States

86.93%

of the
active vehicles are rubber-tired road
vehicles; up slightly from 2016's figures
Source: NTD 2017 Vehicles


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U.S. Bus Fleets Report
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Operating a Self Driving City
Best Practices - Deployment of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses
Products - In Focus: Buses and Components
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