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2022 Mobility Outlook
A snapshot of budget and service changes, as well as vehicle and
equipment procurement expectations for the year ahead.
By Mischa Wanek-Libman, executive editor
T
his year marks Mass Transit's third time conducting
the annual Mobility Outlook survey and, while threats
from COVID-19 remain, there appears to be more hope
attached to the upcoming year. In last year's report, about
45 percent of transit respondents expected slightly or
significantly lower operating and capital budgets. In 2022's
report, the weight of answers falls in a more positive direction
with nearly 75 percent of transit respondents reporting
budgets that will be slightly higher or significantly higher.
More than 56 percent of respondents from transit supporting
entities, such as manufacturers, suppliers and consultants,
report their company budgets have not increased for
2022, but they also report they do not anticipate the deep
cost cutting measures from 2021 to repeat this year.
The pandemic continues to impact transit operations with
transit agency respondents reporting concerns with continued
reduced ridership, recruitment challenges and staff concern
regarding health and safety among the top answers.
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How was this information gathered?
Mass Transit queried transit agency
subscribers, as well as representatives
from private companies in January
2022. The survey received 278
responses with 124 from transit
professionals and 154 from nontransit
agency professionals. The
survey included intelligence with
separate questions being asked of the
two groups. For example, the survey
only asked transit providers if they
planned to purchase vehicles in 2022.
We believe the data found within
this survey offers valuable insight as
the industry continues to recover
from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following pages are a sample of
the full report, which can be viewed
at MassTransitmag.com/21254939.
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February_2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of February_2022

Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
SkyTrain
Bolstering the Mobility Toolbox
2022 Mobility Outlook
Outfitting Networks with Improved Connectivity to Create a Better Rider Experience
Products
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February_2022 - Editor’s Notebook
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February_2022 - People & Places
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February_2022 - SkyTrain
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February_2022 - Bolstering the Mobility Toolbox
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February_2022 - 2022 Mobility Outlook
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February_2022 - Outfitting Networks with Improved Connectivity to Create a Better Rider Experience
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February_2022 - Products
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