How much oil can we save by taking public transportation?



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    • Each year, public transportation use in the U.S. saves 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline. This represents almost 4 million gallons of gasoline per day.
    • The “leverage effect” of public transportation, supporting transportation efficient land use patterns, saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline – more than three times the amount of gasoline refined from the oil we import from Kuwait.
    • Public transportation use saves the equivalent of 900,000 fewer automobile fill-ups every day.
    • The typical public transit rider consumes on average one half of the oil consumed by an automobile rider.
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