North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012

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485 - Transit and ground passenger transportation

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in a variety of passenger transportation activities, using equipment designed for those purposes. These activities are distinguished based on process factors, such as whether routes are scheduled, run over fixed routes, and charged on a per-seat or per-vehicle basis.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • passenger transportation associated with scenic or sightseeing activities (See 487 Scenic and sightseeing transportation)

4851 - Urban transit systems

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating local and suburban mass passenger transit systems. Such transportation may involve the use of one or more modes of transport including light rail, subways and streetcars, as well as buses. These establishments operate over fixed routes and schedules, and allow passengers to pay on a per-trip basis (whether or not they also accept payment methods such as monthly passes).

4852 - Interurban and rural bus transportation

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing passenger transportation, principally outside a single municipality and its suburban areas, primarily by bus. These establishments operate over fixed routes and schedules, and charge a per-trip fee.

4853 - Taxi and limousine service

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing passenger transportation by taxi and limousine.

4854 - School and employee bus transportation

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating buses and other motor vehicles to transport pupils to and from school or employees to and from work. These establishments operate over fixed routes and schedules, but do not charge a per-trip fee.

4855 - Charter bus industry

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing charter bus services. These establishments do not operate over fixed routes and schedules, and rent the entire vehicle, rather than individual seats.

4859 - Other transit and ground passenger transportation

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry group, primarily engaged in providing shuttle services to airports and similar facilities, special needs transportation services and other transit and ground passenger transport. Shuttle services included in this industry group are those that use vans and/or buses as a means of transport. They usually travel on fixed routes and service particular hotels or carriers. Special needs transportation establishments use conventional or specially converted vehicles to provide passenger transportation to the infirm, elderly or handicapped.

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