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BUDGETS: 2022 BUDGETS COMPARED TO 2021
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
13.08%
15.89%
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
Reduced Ridership
Budget constraints
Negative impacts to
capital programs
Negative impacts to
procurements
Recruitment challenges
Staff concerns
regarding health/safety
Supply chain issues
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
Reduced Ridership
Budget constraints
10.28%
1.87%
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
58.88%
13.08%
15.89%
How does your anticipated 2022 budget,
both operating and capital, compare to 2021?
10.28%
1.87%
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
13.08%
15.89%
Reduced Ridership
Budget constraints
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
How has the pandemic impacted
your agency's plans for 2022?
Recruitment challenges
Staff concerns
Negative impacts to
capital programs
Negative impacts to
procurements
Recruitment challenges
Staff concerns
regarding health/safety
Supply chain issues
regarding health/safety
Supply chain issues
Reduced Ridership
Budget constraints
Negative impacts to
capital programs
Reduced Ridership
Budget constraints
Recruitment challenges
Staff concerns
7%
Negative impacts to
capital programs
regarding health/safety
Supply chain issues
Negative impacts to
procurements
Recruitment challenges
Staff concerns
regarding health/safety
Supply chain issues
7%
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
travel/Expanding travel
Research and
Private companies: Where will your anticipated
increased budgets in 2022 be seen?
development efforts
Marketing and Sales
Adding headcount
Return to
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
Adding headcount
Return to
travel/Expanding travel
Research and
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
7.36%
4.91%
4.91%
19.63%
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
apital expenses (space, software,
hardware, other equipment)
travel/Expanding travel
Research and
development efforts
Marketing and Sales
Capital expenses (space, software,
hardware, other equipment)
Adding headcount
Return to
Adding headcount
Return to
3.48%
development efforts
Marketing and Sales
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
Other
travel/Expanding travel
Research and
development efforts
Other
Marketing and Sales
Capital expenses (space, software,
hardware, other equipment)
Other
travel/Expanding travel
Research and
development efforts
Marketing and Sales
Capital expenses (space, software,
hardware, other equipment)
14.782%
Other
3.48%
3.48%
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Other
3.48%
14.782%
14.782%
7.36%
4.91%
3.48%
7.36%
14.782%
Capital expenses (space, software,
hardware, other equipment)
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
17.39%
18.26%
30.67%
19.63%
7.36%
17.39%
18.26%
30.67%
14.782%19.63%
17.39%
18.26%
22.61%
17.39%
18.26%
22.61%
17.39%
18.26%
22.61%
30.67%
23.48%
22.61%
A higher percentage of respondents
in small urbanized areas and rural
areas reported anticipated select
route redesigns in 2022.
A higher percentage of respondents
in large and medium urbanized areas
anticipate expanding services in 2022.
30.67%
22.61%
23.48%
23.48%
23.48%
37.42%
Adding headcount
Return to
7%
26%
32%
7%
Negative impacts to
procurements
Flat year-over-year
Significantly lower
26%
32%
10.28%
1.87%
26%
32%
7%
Negative impacts to
capital programs
Negative impacts to
procurements
10.28%
1.87%
13.08%
15.89%
10.28%
1.87%
45%
13.08%
15.89%
26%
32%
45%
26%
32%
58.88%
93%
More than 25% of respondents operating in a large urban
area report 2022 budgets that are significantly higher.
In contrast, 21% of large urban area respondents in last
year's survey reported budgets would be significantly lower.
45%
93%
58.88%
93%
45%
88%
93%
79%
45%
88%
79%
88%
79%
79%
88%
93%
Private companies: Where will cost savings be realized?
Leave unfilled
positions vacant
Reduce staffing levels through
layoffs and/or furloughs
Reduce staffing levels through
layoffs and/or furloughs
88%
Cancel/Paused reinvestment in the
business (for example through facility
expansion, pausing technology upgrades, etc.)
Leave unfilled
positions vacant
Cancel/Paused reinvestment in the
business (for example through facility
expansion, pausing technology upgrades, etc.)
79%
Cancel/Paused reinvestment in the
business (for example through facility
expansion, pausing technology upgrades, etc.)
facilities/offices/divisions
Reduce staffing levels through
layoffs and/or furloughs
Cancel/Paused reinvestment in the
business (for example through facility
expansion, pausing technology upgrades, etc.)
Reductions in benefits
Salary reductions
Closure of
Private companies: How does your anticipated 2022 budget,
both operating and capital, compare to 2021?
4.91%
19.63%
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
Slightly higher
Slightly lower
Significantly higher
7.36%
4.91%
19.63%
facilities/offices/divisionsOther
facilities/offices/divisions
37.42%
Reduction in travel
related to work
Reductions in benefits
Other
30.67%
Reduction in travel
related to work
Other
37.42%
Reduce staffing levels through
layoffs and/or furloughs
Salary reductions
Closure of
Reductions in benefits
Reduction in travel
related to work
Leave unfilled
positions vacant
Salary reductions
Closure of
Cancel/Paused reinvestment in the
business (for example through facility
expansion, pausing technology upgrades, etc.)
More than 70% of private companies
do not anticipate cutting costs in 2022.
However, more than 56% have not
increased budgets in 2022.
Salary reductions
Closure of
facilities/offices/divisions
Other
23.48%Reductions in benefits37.42%
37.42%
Reduction in travel
related to work
Other
11.84%
65%
of transit respondents anticipate
service changes in 2022.
Reductions in benefits
1.42%
23.68%
Reduction in travel
related to work
10.53%
1.42%
Leave unfilled
positions vacant
Salary reductions
Closure of
Reduce staffing levels through
layoffs and/or furloughs
Leave unfilled
positions vacant
facilities/offices/divisions
32.89%
31.58%
47.37%
32.89%
31.58%
23.68%
1.42%
32.89%
31.58%
23.68%
47.37%
10.53%
32.89%
31.58%
23.68%
1.42%
11.84%10.53%
11.84%
55.26%
10.53%
23.68%
11.84%1.42%
11.84%
10.53%
55.26%
55.26%
55.26%
32.89%
31.58%
47.37%
47.37%
58.88%
58.88%
Nearly three-quarters of
respondents anticipate
budgets that are slightly or
significantly higher than 2021.
None of the respondents
from rural areas reported
budgets that were
significantly lower
55.26%
47.37%
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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 - 5
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 - 29
February_2022 - Outfitting Networks with Improved Connectivity to Create a Better Rider Experience
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