For every $1 billion invested inpublic transportation 36,000jobs are created or supportedPublicTransportationChristine Walzak
Emissions 1990-2006 transportation emissions increased more than 25% Approx. 85% of transportation sector emissions are related to surface transportation If we reduce growth of vehicle miles traveled, CO2 emissions with reduce by 37 million metric tons annually
Emissions Cont’d Public transportation reduces carbon footprint and conserves energy If a person switches to a public transportation commute, it can save an average of 4,800 pounds of CO2 emissions per year (10% reduction rate in a 2 car household) In a one car household, a 30% carbon emissions savings can happen
Transit Savings Public transportation can increase fuel efficiency by reducing roadway congestion Nationwide, traffic congestion costs would have risen $17 billion without public transportation Public Transportation households save an average of $6,251 and this will keep rising as gas prices increase PT reduces energy consumption by 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline per year--That is equal to 320 million cars worth of fuel filling up 900,000 times a day
Access to PublicTransportation 46% of American households do not have access to any public transportation Public Transportation must be expanded to serve local demands American living in areas served by public transportation save about 796 million hours of their travel time People in households that use public transit, drive an average of 4,400 less miles annually Public transportation allows more than 51 million Americans access to daily needs
We Must Invest Now to Save Later! Americans must make a large investment now to increase PT and make public transportation more accessible and more energy efficient This would include roughly 45.3 billion dollars by state, federal, and local taxes, but when you break that down, that is only $144 per person, only $12 per month!
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Facts about PublicTransportation Americans took 10.2 billion trips using public transportation in 2011 People board public transportation 35 million times each weekday Public transportation employs 400,000 people and is a $54 billion industry More than 7,700 organizations provide public transit in the US Investments: Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns. Every $1 billion invested in public transportation creates or supports 36,000 jobs. Every $10 million in capital investment in public transportation yields $30 million in increased business sales. Every $10 million in operating investment yields $32 million in increased business sales.
The top 20 cities with the highest transit ridership are ranked in orderof their transit savings based on the purchase of a monthly publictransit pass and factoring in local gas prices for February, 2012 andthe local monthly unreserved parking rate.
“As America looks for solutions to todays challenges, and begins planning for a better tomorrow, public transportation takes us there.”References and Websites http://www.publictransportation.org/benefits/ Pages/default.aspx http://www.apta.com/resources/reportsandp ublications/Documents/greenhouse_brochur e.pdf http://www.apta.com/members/memberpro gramsandservices/advocacyandoutreachtoo ls/Pages/TransitCalculator.aspx http://www.publictransportation.org/tools/tra nsitsavings/Pages/default.aspx