Publictransit is a concept that defines the use of public transportation asa safe and affordable way of commuting. Apart from reducing trafficcongestion especially in big cities, public transit is a solution forpeople who do not have private cars. planning has beenimplemented in the community and city through facilitating publictransport in cities. The use of public means like buses, metro trainsand shuttles for transport saves money for many Americans. Americantransportation association reports revealed that transit savingsreport reduced based on the gas price and unreserved parking spacecost (APTA, 2007).
Numerousbenefits have come up as a result of public transit. Reduced trafficcongestion is one of the most noticeable benefits of public transit.Traffic conditions are bad in many cities and it can get worsewithout public transport. With public transport, less people feel theneed to use private vehicles thus significantly reducing the numberof vehicles on the road. greatly saves accessibility,money and energy. According to public transportation fact book(2006), fuel and gas consumption for public vehicles is lesser thanthat of private vehicles. The environment is protected and lesspolluted with fewer automobiles on the roads. Emissions from privatevehicles as compared to public vehicles is more thus increasing thechances of gas emissions, global warming and smog on the environment.With fewer public vehicles the environment is protected as fewerpollutants are emitted argues WEIA (2003). is saferthan driving according to public transportation reports (PACommutes,2014). It also strengthens communities and improves livability.Commuting on public vehicles gives room for interaction and creates astrong neighborhood.
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