Luxury Coach & Transportation

June /July 2019

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22 LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION JUNE / JULY 2019 WWW.LCTMAG.COM MOTORCOACH STATISTICS On average, a motorcoach provided 15,418 passenger trips in 2017, provided 1.7 million passenger miles, employed 2.6 people, used 6,160 gallons of fuel, and traveled 39,506 miles. While the latest statistics show 37,133 fatalities on our nation's highways and roadways, the motorcoach industry averages 18 occupant fatalities annually. Source: Bus and Motorcoach News How is the charter and tour industry trending in the US? Over the past ve years, scheduled and charter bus services in the U.S. industry have grown by 0.9% to reach revenue of $5 billion in 2018. In the same period, the number of businesses has grown by 1.5% and the number of employees has grown by 0.2%. Source: IBIS World Where does the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services industry in the U.S. rank in market size in 2019? The scheduled and charter bus services industry the 29th ranked transportation and warehousing industry by market size and the 599th largest in the US. Source: IBIS World The study reveals the scope and impact of the motorcoach transportation industry in the U.S. and Canada. It shows an industry that serves a broad range of customers moving people with great fuel efciency. It shows an industry that provides charter, tour, and sightseeing services, which are of vital importance to the travel and leisure industries, and intercity scheduled and commuter services, which are essential components of the passenger transportation systems in the U.S. and Canada. Motorcoach Use CHARTER & TOUR Source: Keep Truckin' What is the biggest opportunity for growth in the scheduled and charter bus services industry in the U.S.? Given the lesser need and higher inconvenience of owning a car in a city, urban residents typically use scheduled and charter bus services at higher rates than rural residents. This industry does not include intracity transit, such as subway systems or city buses; yet urban residents use industry services for long-distance trips inside and outside of their metro area. As a result, when the urban population grows, demand for industry services tends to increase. The urban population is expected to rise in 2018 and beyond, representing a potential opportunity for the industry. Source: IBIS World Why do bus drivers leave? How they are treated They want to have more of a say/want to be heard when making suggestions to make operations run smoother The way they are hired from the beginning Offered more money at a different place of employment Source: METRO Magazine, May 2019 Top risk factors associated with bus accidents: Road Conditions Vehicle Conditions Driver Inattention Driver Fatigue The majority of long-distance bus trips are taken by females, who account for 55% of trips, while men account for 45%. Source: MCA Transportation, Oct. 2016

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