Why Support Public Transportation?

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Why Support Public Transportation?

  1. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Public transportation is an economic lifeline. Over 70% of transit riders in Hampton Roads rely on public transportation to get to and from work. Every $1 invested in transit generates $3 in business sales (APTA).
  2. Mobility is a major concern for workers, students, the disabled and the elderly. After healthcare and financial security, Mobility is the top concern of older Americans (AAA). Modern and reliable transit alternatives like light rail enhance mobility and quality of life, connecting people to work, school, medical, retail and recreation opportunities.
  3. Over 15 million trips per year are made using public transportation in Hampton Roads, and ridership is increasing.
  4. Public transit produces 50% less CO2 per passenger mile than driving alone, and saves 200 gallons of gas per person per year. Transit reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil and is the smart environmental choice.

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