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 transportation 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 health of the earth by choosing to use 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 does require more fuel to power these types of vehicles, they actually use less energy per passenger! Because larger vehicles can transport a considerably higher number of individuals than a regular automobile, you’ll use about 8.7% less energy taking the bus than you will driving a car.
Using public transportation improves air quality.
A typical passenger bus can hold anywhere from 40 to 80 people on average. Condensing the tailpipe emissions and pollutants from 80 cars into a single source reduces the harmful effects of those toxins on the environment, as well as 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 the resulting 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 in comparison. One bus or train takes 40-80 single-passenger vehicles off the road! This frees up the transportation grid and prevents congestion. The resulting reduction in amount of traffic jams and time spent traveling wastes less fuel and releases fewer harmful pollutants into the atmosphere.
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