Welcome to West Central Mass Transit District
Public Transportation is good for the environment and being good to the environment is COOL!
What is Public Transportation?
Public Transportation is a state and federally subsidized transportation option developed to assist residents and visitors of Morgan, Scott, Brown and Pike Counties in getting from place to place in a safe, reliable and cost effective manner.
HOW IS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BENEFICIAL TO THE
NATION'S ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND ENERGY CHALLENGES?
If you want to help reduce global warming, let alone air pollution, one of the best things you can do is to get out of your car. Walk or ride a bicycle for short trips, or take public transportation for longer ones. Either way, you will significantly reduce the amount of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions you generate each day.
The Rising Environmental Cost of Driving Alone
Transportation accounts for more than 30 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), 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.
- Energy independence—According to Treehugger.com, if just one in 10 Americans used public transportation daily, U.S. reliance on foreign oil would decrease 40 percent.
- Safety—Riding a bus is 79 times safer than riding in an automobile, and riding a train or subway is even safer.
- Health—Studies have shown that people who use public transportation regularly tend to be healthier than people who don’t, because of the exercise they get walking to and from bus stops, subway stations and their homes and offices.
- Cost savings—According to an APTA study, families that use public transportation can reduce their household expenses by $6,200 annually, more than the average U.S. household spends on food every year.
SO WHY HAVEN'T WE ALL STARTED USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?
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