Benefits of Public Transportation

Safety


Public transportation is one of the safest modes of travel in the United States. In fact, riding a transit bus in 91 times safer than car travel!

Saves Money


According to the American Automobile Association, the estimated cost of driving a single-occupant vehicle is between $4,826 and $9,685, depending on the size of the car and mileage. The annual average cost for public transportation for one adult ranges from $200 to $2,000 depending on mileage, time of day, type of vehicle, or service.

Improves Air Quality


Public transportation helps promote cleaner air by reducing automobile use, which can exacerbate smog and public health problems. For each mile traveled, fewer pollutants are emitted by transit vehicles tan by a single-passenger automobile.

Reduces Energy Consumption


Public transportation can significantly reduce dependency on gasoline by reducing auto fuel consumption by 1.5 billion gallons annually. For example, a person who commutes 30 miles each way daily could save an estimated 944 gallons of gasoline every year by switching from using a car to using public transportation.