There are a lot of advantages to opting for public transit over personal automobile use. It’s a great way to save money, get to know a city, meet new people, and help the environment! There are, however, some common misconceptions about the ecological impact of buses, trains, and other public vehicles, like that they use more energy or cause more pollution than cars do.
Fortunately, we’re here to clear those up and help you feel good about contributing to the Earth’s health by using public transit!
Mass Transit Vehicles Are More Fuel-Efficient
It might seem like because buses, metros, and trains are larger, they use more fuel than a standard car. While it’s true that it requires more fuel to power these vehicles, they actually use less fuel per passenger! By eliminating one car and taking public transportation instead of driving, a saving of 30% of carbon dioxide emissions can be realized.
Using Public Transportation Improves Air Quality
On average, a typical passenger bus can hold anywhere from 40 to 80 people. Condensing the tailpipe emissions and pollutants from 80 cars into a single source reduces the harmful effects of those toxins on the environment and the carbon footprint of everyone on board. Less greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons, are released per person, per mile, when we use public transit. This also helps improve air quality, prevent smog, and reduce the associated health risks.
Public Transportation Vehicles Enhance Traffic Flow
Although mass transit vehicles are larger than a single automobile because they hold so many passengers, they take up remarkably less space. One bus or train takes 40-80 single-passenger vehicles off the road freeing up the transportation grid and preventing congestion. The resulting reduction in traffic jams and time spent traveling wastes less fuel and releases fewer harmful pollutants into the atmosphere.
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Contact us today at (877)456-9804 to find the right bus for you or your business and help our Earth become healthier and happier!