Moovit Unveils its Post-Pandemic 2022 Global Public Transport Report

Moovit unwraps big data from millions of trip requests performed in 99 cities across 24 countries; Combined with user research, the report depicts valuable insights about the way people moved around in 2022 using public and shared transit

  • Torontonians travel the farthest with public transit — averaging 12.29km / trip — the longest average distance per commute in North America 
  • Torontonians endure the third longest commutes in North America — 56 minutes
  • Lower cost fares is the top reason Canadidans say would encourage them to use public transit more often 
  • Canadians enjoy shorter transit wait times compared to Americans
  • 25% of Canadian transit riders said that COVID-19 caused them to use it less frequently

San Francisco – December, 2022

Moovit, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and creator of the popular urban mobility app, is unveiling its end of year 2022 Global Public Transport Report. The report is composed of big data analyzed from tens of millions of trip requests performed by Moovit app users, coupled with user research in 99 cities across 24 countries. The result portrays a fascinating picture of how people traveled using public and shared transit “post-pandemic”, which cities experienced the hardest impact on ridership, and global rankings for the best and worst transportation experiences. 

In Canada, data was analyzed in the greater Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver areas.  

Metrics in the report include commute duration, wait time, number of transfers, trip distance, reasons that may encourage more public transit usage, and the impact of COVID-19 on ridership. The report also examines how and how often micro-mobility (bikes and scooters) is used. 

“Almost three years ago, COVID very quickly disrupted people’s travel habits and urban congestion plunged. Moovit’s report shows that in 2022 people ventured around their cities once again, but are experiencing less efficient commutes,” said Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s Chief Growth and Marketing Officer. “With congestion on the rebound, Moovit’s 2022 Global Public Transport Report can be a beneficial tool for any city or transit agency looking for an updated and accurate picture of the daily travel habits of locals and may help in the decision-making process to make getting around more convenient.”

The 2022 Global Public Transport Report can be viewed here.



Top 3 longest commute time using public transit: 

  • NYC — 58 minutes
  • Chicago, Washington, DC (tie)  —57 minutes
  • Toronto — 56 minutes

The average commute time for Canadian regions is: 

  • Toronto — 56 minutes
  • Montreal — 4526 minutes
  • Vancouver — 48 minutes

Total wait time per commute: 

  • Transit riders in Canadian cities enjoy the top 3 shortest wait times:
    • Montrael — 10 minutes 
    • Vancouver — 11 minutes 
    • Toronto — 12 minutes 
  • Compared to the top 3 for longest wait times in the US:
    • Miami — 21 minutes 
    • Chicago — 19 minutes 
    • Los Angeles — 18 minutes 

Average commute distance:  

  • Torontonians usually travel the farthest with public transit in North America — averaging 12.29km / trip 


Due to the extensive coverage offered by Moovit outside of the city centers, the named cities covered in Moovit’s report also include the metro areas immediately surrounding that city. 

Additional Company Information

About Moovit

Moovit (, part of Mobileye (Nasdaq: MBLY), is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and the creator of the #1 urban mobility app. Together, Moovit and Mobileye are accelerating the global adoption of autonomous transportation, bringing MoovitAV robotaxi services to cities worldwide.

Moovit’s iOS, Android, and Web apps guide people in getting around town effectively and conveniently, using any mode of transport. Introduced in 2012, it now serves over 1.5 Billion users in more than 3,500 cities across 112 countries. 

Moovit amasses up to six billion anonymous data points a day to add to the world’s largest repository of transit and urban mobility data. For governments, cities, transit agencies, and private companies, Moovit offers AI-powered MaaS solutions covering planning, operations, and optimization with proven value in reducing congestion, growing ridership, and increasing efficiency and asset utilization. 

Moovit Media Contact
Sharon Kaslassi
Global PR Manager
Yovav Meydad
Chief Growth & Marketing Officer