- 70% The decrease in air and rail travel since COVID-19 arrived.
- 50% The reduction in bus travel since the pandemic began.
- 4% The yearly increase in train travel prior to COVID-19. Busses were up by 3.57% and air travel had increased by .52%
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.
See the full data report here.