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Benefits of Hopping on a Public Transport System

public_transpotationAlthough driving your own car is pretty convenient compared to riding public transportation systems, using the latter can still bring a number of advantages both to the passengers and the environment as well. In fact, a lot of them would even recommend taking this choice because it’s good for your wallet as well. Let’s take a look at the main benefits of using the bus or train instead of driving your own lorry.

First of all, having your own vehicle is quite costly in the sense that you will have to budget for the maintenance costs of the vehicle. Depending on the oil used in your car, whether its gasoline or diesel, you have to have the vehicle checked at a car shop for it to run properly. Therefore, if you have plans of using a car daily to work or to school, make sure that you have sound financial status to back up the necessary expenses for it. However, if you take a bus or a train to your daily destination, you won’t have to worry ANY of these because you only have to shell out money for the fare. This way, you can save considerable amount of money in due time.

Apart from its advantages to your wallet, it can also help save the much-needed energy for all of us to experience its equal distribution. Consider that in every private-owned car; only one or four vehicles can get in it while a bus can at least hold 20 or more passengers going from one point to another point as both consume at least a litre of fuel each day. In the first scenario, only one person is being during the whole trip. In the second scenario, a number of people are being served with the amount of fuel used to bring them to one destination, and that’s what you call fuel efficiency.

Furthermore, researchers note that buses uses about 8% less energy than a regular automobile while public trains uses about 20% less energy compared to a classic automobile. These data tell us that public transport is by far the better energy saver because it does not necessarily operate the whole time of the day and it also has specific points to another, consuming lesser energy than a privately-owned car whose owners leave it ON during a camping trip.

Mother Nature would definitely like if we use the public transit more because it reduces the emission of carbon dioxide in the air in the sense that it carries more people from one mile to another. Studies also show that buses produce 20% lesser carbon monoxide and 10% lesser hydrocarbons compared to a typical car. Because of these, organizations that focus on cleaning the environment are strongly making campaigns of the use of the public transport system compared to private autos.

About the Author:

A senior writer and editor of The Green Guide and a father of 3 kids (1 girl and 2 boys). Rob's special interests include geography, enviroment study and hiking. Rob has traveled to over 100 places in 30 different countries in the past three years. His exotic and fun experiences will be talked in his new book which is going to be published soon.

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