TOP Data COVID-19 Transportation Report

COVID’s impact on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Will the transportation industry survive the impact of COVID-19?

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  • Air and rail travel have each decreased by more than 70 percent.
  • Bus travel has declined by nearly 50 percent.
  • Prior to COVID-19 travel across all three modes of transportation was actually up from 2019: 4.39% for trains, 3.57% for busses, and .52% for air travel.

It was a hit movie in the 1980s. Now, planes, trains, and automobiles are another set of industries suffering from the severe negative impact COVID-19 has had on US travel.

Public Transportation Usage Severely Impacted Businesses Reopening

Ever since states from coast to coast began shutting down and issuing safer-at-home issues in March, air and rail travel have each decreased by more than 70 percent (72% and 70.8% respectively) and bus travel has declined by nearly 50 percent (46.4%).

Before COVID became commonplace in the US, travel across all three modes of transportation was actually up from 2019: 4.39% for trains, 3.57% for busses, and .52% for air travel.

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