Continuing my discussion on Why Would You Want to Save a Bus…..everyone is concerned about their carbon footprint–look what I have discovered:
If an individual switches a 20-mile round-trip commute to public transportation, his or her annual CO2 emissions will fall by 4,800 lbs. per year, equal to a 10% reduction in a two-car household’s carbon footprint.
When commuters ride public transportation or walk, contact with neighbors tends to increase, ultimately helping to bring a community together.
Approximately 12% of public transportation users are en route to schools.
Public transportation fosters a more active lifestyle, encouraging more people to walk, bike and jog to transit stops. An analysis of 2001 National Household Travel Survey data for transit users finds that walking to and from transit helps inactive persons attain a significant portion of the recommended minimum daily exercise they need.