Absolutely, especially if you usually drive. By taking public transportation, you remove your car from the millions that produce CO2 for that day.
Public transportation absolutely has a number of positive effects on the environment, including reducing our carbon footprint. According to the American Public Transportation Association, communities with public transportation options reduce the country’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually. One person alone can save up 4,800 pounds of emissions each year. The APTA estimates the each household reduces its driving mileage by 4,400 miles every year. Additionally, “Americans living in areas served by public transportation save 785 million hours in travel time and 640 million gallons of fuel annually in congestion reduction alone.” The Association estimates that, without public transportation, added congestion costs would total $19 billion.
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