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U.S. Bus Fleets Report
Fleet Age Varies
Boosted investment assists with
renewal, but supply chain issues remain
Data included in the NTD shows the percent of active vehicles that meet
or exceed their useful life has been steady, with articulated buses seeing
a significant improvement. As with the zero-emission transition of fleets,
available federal funding has assisted in keeping fleets within useful life
spans. However, current supply chain issues, particularly within the small bus
market, are threatening the progress made. Mass Transit's " 2023 Mobility
Outlook " survey found 45 percent of respondents said their agency's bus fleet
required the most immediate investment to achieve State of Good Repair
goals while 71 percent of agency respondents reported having experienced
a vehicle order cancellation or delay in delivery during the past year.
According to the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA),
small bus transportation providers have faced price increases and growing
wait times in delivery of vehicles. As of fall 2022, the estimated backlog
was 20,000 vehicles - a number that is expected to increase in 2023.
CTAA, with the American Public Transportation Association and the American
Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, have requested
assistance from the federal government to make more small bus chassis available
to the market and streamline procurement regulations. The associations expressed
concern agencies would not be able to leverage the significant funding available
at the federal level if steps are not taken to increase chassis availability.
Percentage of active vehicles that
meet or exceed the useful life
17%
of buses
6%
of articulated buses
23%
of cutaways
Source: NTD Vehicles 2021
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March/April 2023

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of March/April 2023

Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
Why Zero-Emissions Fleet Transformation Starts at the Top
A Look at U.S. Bus Fleets
Have We Outgrown Paratransit?
Santa Cruz Metro Bounces Back from COVID-19 Pandemic
Ready for Rail: A Look at 2023’s Big Projects
Products
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March/April 2023 - Editor’s Notebook
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March/April 2023 - People & Places
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March/April 2023 - Why Zero-Emissions Fleet Transformation Starts at the Top
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March/April 2023 - A Look at U.S. Bus Fleets
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March/April 2023 - Have We Outgrown Paratransit?
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March/April 2023 - Santa Cruz Metro Bounces Back from COVID-19 Pandemic
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March/April 2023 - Ready for Rail: A Look at 2023’s Big Projects
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March/April 2023 - Products
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