Thursday, April 17, 2014

#Publictransit saves the USA 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline per year

4 Reasons To Love Public Transportation | Get on Board | The Rapid Blog | Grand Rapids, MI: "3. Public transportation helps the environment. If you’re looking for ways to live a more “green” lifestyle, then developing a crush on public transportation can help. A private auto produces 0.96 pounds of carbon dioxide per passenger-mile, while public transit (averaged out among bus, heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, and van pools) yields 0.45 pounds per passenger-mile. It’s been estimated that public transit saves America 37 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, while also saving the U.S. 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline every year."

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