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some public transportation facts
December 26, 2011, 5:30 pm
Filed under: Energy, Transit, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

If just one in 10 Americans used public transportation daily, U.S. reliance on foreign oil would decrease 40 percent.

– treehugger

Transportation accounts for more than 30 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.
Public transportation in the United States saves approximately 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline and about 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Yet only 14 million Americans use public transportation daily while 88 percent of all trips in the United States are made by car—and many of those cars carry only one person.

–American Public Transportation Association

Riding a bus is 79 times safer than riding in an automobile, and riding a train or subway is even safer.
Current public transportation usage reduces U.S. gasoline consumption by 1.4 billion gallons each year.

– ICF International

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