Transit Tuesday

  • Transport greenhouse gas emissions, including from international aviation and maritime transport, increased by around 34% between 1990 and 2008. Over the same period, energy industries reduced their emissions by about 9%.

  • For every passenger-mile travelled, public transportation produces 95 per cent less carbon monoxide, more than 92 per cent fewer volatile organic compounds and nearly half as much carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides as private vehicles.

  • For every passenger-mile travelled, public transportation produces 95 per cent less carbon monoxide, more than 92 per cent fewer volatile organic compounds and nearly half as much carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides as private vehicles.

  • Without public transport, U.S. gasoline consumption would increase by 1.4 billion gallons each year.

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