7 REASONS WHY WE LOVE CITY BUSES!
February is the month of love so we confess: we love public transit - city buses in particular! And here’s why:
1. See the people
Riding public buses quickly exposes you to a city’s cultural and socio-economical spectrum: from grandmothers and teenagers to construction workers in steel toe shoes and businessmen in suits. There’s no better move than hopping a local bus to feel the energy of a city.
2. See the city
It is hard to explore every corner of a growing city, but take enough buses and you will naturally cover a lot of ground. Keep your eyes open when you are on them. You may discover a beautiful neighborhood or an interesting restaurant that you otherwise wouldn’t. Of course, people don’t take city buses just for the sake of sightseeing but why not while you are there!
3. Build your confidence
Do you remember how you felt the first time you took a city bus? You probably felt a bit lost, worried to miss your transfer, unsure about the schedule while waiting... Do you also remember that after a few days, you knew exactly what you were doing? When you noticed somebody who seemed lost, you may even have offered him/her your help.
4. Save your sanity
Many large cities are racked with traffic which definitely creates a lot of stress on anyone trying to drive in there. Let’s put it simply: sit down, read a book and enjoy the bus ride!
5. Use your time efficiently
Driving time is "wasted time". Let’s face it, you can't do anything else useful while driving. But when you take a bus, you can read, study, work or simply get some rest.
6. Reduce your carbon footprint
Interested in reducing your carbon footprint while you travel? Consider public transport as one of your efforts. One person switching to public transit can reduce daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds, or more than 4,800 pounds in a year according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA).1
7. Save your money
The value of riding a city bus from point A to point B is hard to beat. Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, $875 this month, and $10,502 annually, according to APTA January 2013 Transit Savings Report.2
Transit buses are part of the solution to our nation’s economic, energy and environmental challenges. They are also a great way to learn about your city. Show your care, show your love and ride the bus!