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Public Transportation Market

Public Transportation Market Size, Share and Segmentation by Type (Bus, Light rail, Metro, Regional taxi, Tram), by Application (Rural, City), by Regions and Global Market Forecast 2023-2030

Report Id: SNS/AUTO/1209 | May 2022 | Region: Global | 120 Pages

Report Scope & Overview:

Public Transportation Market Size was valued at USD 219 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 343.83 billion by 2030 and grow at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

The need for public transportation vehicles has increased in recent years as industrialization and urbanization have increased. Public transportation vehicles are open to the general public and usually operate in regional and local passenger transit systems with established routes, fixed schedules, and a set fare for each journey. Most public transportation excursions, on the other hand, have predetermined pickup spots and require either walking to reach the destination or the use of private transportation services such as share taxis. Furthermore, public transportation vehicles provide a number of advantages, ranging from cost savings to reduced pollution.

Public Transportation Market Revenue Graph

The worldwide public transportation market's demand and supply are steadily expanding. The net worth of this sector has increased dramatically as a result of advancements in public transportation facilities and the desire to save time in traffic while also reducing emissions from private vehicles, as well as the increasing development of public transportation facilities in various regions.



  • Consumer preferences are shifting toward carpooling, train travel, ride-sharing, air travel, and bus travel.

  • Increase in urban population and easier and more convenient transportation for these people.

  • Many raw material supplying industries are shifting their focus to distributing their goods via public transportation.

  • The communication and information sectors are expanding.

  • Public transportation provides time and money-saving transportation options.

  • Increased public transportation knowledge across all industries.


  • Commute preference for passenger automobiles and two-wheelers is growing.

  • Political systems that favor public transportation investments stifle global market expansion.

  • People's rising living standards are leading them to choose private vehicles.


  • Government efforts to upgrade public transportation infrastructure in order to attract more users.

  • Increasing use of intelligent transportation systems.

  • The growing awareness of smart technology will create further prospects for public transportation.


  • One of the biggest worries about public transportation is security.

  • High capital expenditure is required to construct new efficient transportation systems.

  • Accelerated urbanization has followed the rapid pace of economic reform.


The global pandemic of Covid-19 harmed public transportation, reducing industry growth in 2020. Commuters preferred to use private and personal transportation as the Covid-19 epidemic spread, causing public transportation ridership to plummet around the world. Under the shadow of the Covid-19 epidemic, the market is likely to recover and grow at a steady rate during the projection period. Governments all throughout the world have shut down public transportation vehicle services in the middle of the world's worst public health crisis, triggered by a unique coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, severe social distancing rules have slowed the expansion of public transportation vehicles. With transmission rates greater in congested areas, global public transportation will continue to deteriorate in the near future.


Seoul Metro (South Korea), Madrid Metro, Transport For London (UK), The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (US), TEMSA Global, MTR Corporation (Hong Kong), Metropolitan Transportation Authority (US), Gillig Corporation, Chicago Transit Authority (US), Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (US), and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (US), are some of the major players in the industry.


Market, By Type:

The market is divided into five categories based on the kind of type: bus, light rail, metro, regional taxi, and tram. The segment is growing due to increased availability and ridership of the road transportation system. The bus rapid system aims to provide more flexible, dependable, and speedier transportation while simultaneously contributing to the growth of the road segment.

Market, By Application:

The market is divided into applications, which are further divided into rural, and city. In 2019, the city sector had a strong market share. Urbanization and the worldwide population expansion are predicted to increase the need for improved public transportation networks in metropolitan regions


By Type:

  • Bus

  • Light rail

  • Metro

  • Regional taxi 

  • Tram

By Application:

  • Rural

  • City

Public Transportation Market Segment Chart


South America and Middle East Asia, which are included in the rest of the world, have seen incredible growth in recent years, thanks to a focus on controlling emissions and rapid expansion in the public transportation region, as well as a reduction in the use of private vehicles. If we talk about the South American market, Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Columbia come to mind. Argentina's government has been expanding its public bus transportation system. The World Bank has granted a loan of USD 45 million to finance various infrastructure projects. During the foreseeable period, these investments are likely to promote global public transportation growth.


  • North America

    • The USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • The UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Public Transportation Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 219 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 343.83  Billion
CAGR CAGR of 5.8% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • by Type (Bus, Light rail, Metro, Regional taxi, Tram)
• by Application (Rural, City),
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Seoul Metro (South Korea), Madrid Metro, Transport For London (UK), The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (US), TEMSA Global, MTR Corporation (Hong Kong), Metropolitan Transportation Authority (US), Gillig Corporation, Chicago Transit Authority (US), Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (US), and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (US)
Key Drivers •Consumer preferences are shifting toward carpooling, train travel, ride-sharing, air travel, and bus travel.

•Increase in urban population and easier and more convenient transportation for these people.

•Many raw material supplying industries are shifting their focus to distributing their goods via public transportation.
RESTRAINTS •Commute preference for passenger automobiles and two-wheelers is growing.

•Political systems that favor public transportation investments stifle global market expansion.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Global Public Transportation Market Segmentation, by Type

8.1 Bus

8.2 Light rail

8.3 Metro

8.4 Regional taxi 

8.5 Tram


9. Global Public Transportation Market Segmentation, by Application

9.1 Rural

9.2 City


10. Regional Analysis

10.1 Introduction

10.2 North America

10.2.1 the USA

10.2.2  Canada

10.2.3  Mexico

10.3 Europe

10.3.1  Germany

10.3.2  the UK

10.3.3  France

10.3.4  Italy

10.3.5  Spain

10.3.6  The Netherlands

10.3.7  Rest of Europe

10.4 Asia-Pacific

10.4.1  Japan

10.4.2  South Korea

10.4.3  China

10.4.4  India

10.4.5  Australia

10.4.6  Rest of Asia-Pacific

10.5 The Middle East & Africa

10.5.1  Israel

10.5.2  UAE

10.5.3  South Africa

10.5.4  Rest

10.6 Latin America

10.6.1  Brazil

10.6.2  Argentina

10.6.3  Rest of Latin America


11. Company Profiles

11.1 Seoul Metro (South Korea),

11.1.1 Financial

11.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

11.1.3 SWOT Analysis

11.1.4 The SNS view

11.2 Madrid Metro

11.3 Transport For London (UK)

11.4 The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (US)

11.5 TEMSA Global

11.6 MTR Corporation (Hong Kong)

11.7 Metropolitan Transportation Authority (US)

11.8 Gillig Corporation

11.9 Chicago Transit Authority (US)

11.10 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (US)

11.11 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (US)


12. Competitive Landscape

12.1 Competitive Benchmarking

12.2 Market Share analysis

12.3 Recent Developments


13. Conclusion

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