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Top 10 Reasons We’re Thankful for Public Transportation

With Thanksgiving just days away and the winter holidays fast approaching, we thought we’d share our 10 favorite reasons to be thankful for public transportation…

  1. Public transportation enables millions of Americans to get where they need to go—to reach work, access education and healthcare, and connect with family and friends.
  2. Public transportation provides mobility for people who cannot drive, including older Americans and people with disabilities.
  3. Riding public transportation can save you money—nearly $10,000 a year if you give up a car.
  4. Public transportation spurs investment, job creation, and economic growth.
  5. Public transportation brings Americans together by connecting and strengthening communities.
  6. You can work, read, stay online, or relax while riding public transportation.
  7. Public transportation encourages healthy lifestyles and helps fight obesity.
  8. Public transportation reduces traffic congestion.
  9. Public transportation will help us keep a growing American population moving toward a bright future.
  10. Public transportation helps reduce air pollution.

Share Why You’re Thankful for Public Transportation

Tell us what makes you thankful for public transportation. Share your experiences on the Voices for Public Transit website, comment on the Public Transportation Facebook page, or tweet and hit the #Voices4Transit hashtag.