Public transportation comes in variety of forms. One can choose to ride a bus, a streetcar, a cable car, or a train. There are also trolleys and light rail, ferries and water taxis, monorails and tramways, and subways as transportation for everyone who wants to go somewhere. There are also the paratransit services which are available for use for senior citizens and for people with disabilities. According to most studies, public transportation can actually improve the quality life of people in a country. Here are some of the following benefits public transportations bring to the humankinds and to the world as a whole.
One, it is good for the people. According to studies and statistics, 18 cents can be spent by a typical household on transportation. With these 18 cents, 94 percent of it mostly goes to maintaining and operating cars as well as buying new ones. Thus, with public transportations as our means of transportation, sending us from places to places, people can save at least 18 cents. Not only had that, but also in the congestion costs for which people almost spent 18 billion dollars every year. Annually, a household who prefers to ride in public transportations can actually save more than 9,700 dollars. Public transportations are absolutely affordable and economical. Also, public transportation does not just help in the savings of every household; it also helps people to move freely and adds up personal mobility in each one of them.
Two, public transportations are good for the environment. Yes, like cars, public transportations omit carbon dioxide to the ozone layer too, however, despite that, it is lesser to the carbon dioxide emission of every person in a household who, rather than riding a public transportation, would drive his or her own car. According to studies, using public transportations rather than taking your own car can actually be ten times greater when it comes to reducing these harmful carbon dioxide emissions or the harmful greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
And three, lastly, it is good for the economy. According to experts and statistics, when the government or a person for that matter invests a dollar in public transportation projects, it can generate about 6 dollars in return. Also a capital investment of 10 million dollars can yield 30 million dollars while an operating investment of the same amount to the capital investment – 10 million dollars – can generate almost 32 million dollars in the business’ sales.
With the facts presented above, one can surely assure his or herself that public transportation can definitely increase the quality life of people on earth. Other than these benefits there are also a lot more to be discovered and reaped.