Strategic Analysis of Light Rail Transit in North America

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The aim of this research service is to evaluate the revenue growth opportunities available for light rail transit rolling stock manufacturers in North America. The research offers analysis of key trends and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) preferences as well as strategic market sizing forecasts, market drivers, market restraints, and an in-depth market share analysis for streetcars and light rail transit systems. The scope of this research covers both the US and Canada from 2009–2020, with a base year of 2012 and a forecast period of 2013–2020. Key conclusions and a future outlook conclude this research service.

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Executive SummaryExecutive Summary—Key FindingsExecutive Summary—Market Engineering MeasurementsLength and Passenger RidershipCurrent Light Rail Transit Market CompositionExecutive Summary—Light Rail Rolling Stock Witnesses Higher InterestLight Rail Technology Road MapExecutive Summary—Total Market Unit Shipment SnapshotExecutive Summary—Competitive Positioning of Key ParticipantsExecutive Summary—Comparative Analysis Executive Summary—Key Conclusions and Future OutlookResearch Scope, Objectives, Background, and MethodologyResearch ScopeResearch Aims and ObjectivesKey Questions This Study Will AnswerResearch BackgroundResearch MethodologyKey OEM/Participant Groups Compared in this StudyDefinitions and SegmentationLight Rail Transit SegmentationDefinitionsDefinitions (continued)Definitions (continued)Overview of the Light Rail Transit MarketProduct Life Cycle Analysis of Light Rail Vehicles Executive Summary—Light Rail Transit Project StatusPassenger Ridership in Rail Growing Steadily Every Year:Renaissance of Light Rail Transit in North AmericaSeveral Systems are Underperforming Even with Larger FleetsDifferent Types of Transit Modes Meet Different Passenger NeedsLight Rail with Transit Oriented DevelopmentLight Rail Transit Operating CharacteristicsImpact of Light Rail Transit on Residential and Office Property ValuesFocus Areas for OEMsKey Factors for Light Rail SuccessMega Trends and Industry Convergence ImplicationsImpact of Top 4 Mega Trends on the North American Light Rail Transit MarketImpact of Top 4 Mega Trends on North American Light Rail TransitsImpact of Top 4 Mega Trends on North American Light Rail Transits External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints—Light Rail Transit MarketDrivers and RestraintsLight Rail Transit Market DriversDrivers Explained Light Rail Transit Market RestraintsRestraints Explained Impact of Regulations on Light Rail InvestmentProcurement CriteriaFunding Approval Process for Streetcars/Light Rail TransitImpact of MAP-21—New Start Project Development ProcessImpact of MAP-21—Small Start Project Development ProcessCapital Public Transportation Program—Expanding Transit SystemsMAP-21 Funding LevelImpact of Construction Light Rail ProjectsLight Rail Transit Funding Spilt New Trends in Light Rail Transit—Vehicle Characteristics Light Rail Platform Overview Choice of Platform Plays a Crucial RoleLight Rail Transit Build AnalysisOEMs Offering Fewer Doors and with Faster Exchange of PassengersIntegration of Light Rail Vehicle Floor + Platform FloorAmerican Disability Act-Current Accessible Stations The Importance of WidthImpact of Width on Interior Layout Fare Equipment Ecosystem and Characteristics Light Rail Transit Platforms Moving to 100% Low Floor Forecasts and Trends—Light Rail Transit MarketMarket Engineering MeasurementsLight Rail Transit Market—Revenue Forecast Scenario AnalysisForecast Scenario Assumptions to 2020Light Rail Transit Market—Total Length ForecastLight Rail Transit Market—Unit Shipment Forecast by OEMLight Rail Transit Market—Unit Shipment Forecast in Installed BaseUnit Shipment Forecast in Installed Base DiscussionMarket Share and Competitive Analysis—Total MarketCompetitive EnvironmentCompetitive Analysis—Market ShareLight Rail Segment BreakdownLight Rail Segment—Total Length ForecastLight Rail Segment—Unit Shipment Forecast by OEMLight Rail Segment—Unit Shipment Forecast in Installed BaseLight Rail Segment Competitive Analysis—Supplier Market ShareLight Rail Segment—Conclusions and Future OutlookStreetcar Segment BreakdownStreetcar Segment—Total Length ForecastStreetcar Segment—Unit Shipment Forecast by OEMStreetcar Segment—Unit Shipment Forecast in Installed BaseStreet Car Segment Competitive Analysis—Supplier Market ShareStreetcar Segment—Conclusions and Future OutlookCanada BreakdownCanada Market—Total Length ForecastCanada Market—Unit Shipment Forecast by OEMCanada Market—Unit Shipment Forecast in Installed BaseCanada Market—Supplier Market Share AnalysisCanada Market—Conclusions and Future OutlookUS BreakdownUS Market—Total Length ForecastUS Market—Unit shipment Forecast by OEMUS Market—Unit Shipment Forecast in Installed BaseUS Market—Supplier Market Share AnalysisUS Market—Conclusions and Future OutlookCase Study: Light Rail versus Bus Transit SystemsBuses become Unfeasible Beyond 10,000 P/H/D*Impact of Light Rail Transit in an Urban SetupLight Rail Transit versus Bus MarketComparison of 2 Capitals: With and Without LRT Success of SacramentoImpact/Benefits of Modern StreetcarModern Streetcar ProjectsCase Study: Light Rail Transit—Wireless Catenary Solutions Wireless Catenary Solution—Segmentation and Comparative AnalysisPerformance Evaluation of TechnologiesBatteries and Super Capacitors Show Market DirectionPerformance Comparison: Ultra Capacitor and Li-ion BatteryEnergy Storage Technologies—ComparisonWireless Catenary Technologies—Benefits and BarriersOn Board Battery Solution for Light Rail TransitAlstom’s APS SystemBombardier’s PRIMOVE SystemBenchmark Analysis—Key Wireless Catenary System TechnologiesConclusions and Future OutlookKey Conclusions and Future Outlook The Last Word—3 Big PredictionsLegal DisclaimerAppendixTable of Acronyms UsedList of Others—Total Market Share AnalysisList of Others—Street Car Segment Market Share AnalysisList of Others—Light Rail Segment Market Share AnalysisList of Others—US Market Share AnalysisLearn More—Next StepsMarket Engineering Methodology




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