TOP Data COVID-19 Transportation Report

COVID’s impact on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

This data was gathered from Clara by Cuebiq, a mobility data source that tracks the movement of Americans through their mobile devices. Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington D.C. were not included in this data set.

  • 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.

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