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Local buses at Chelmsford, U.K.
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Source: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/media/image/b/7/bus_1_large.jpg

Welcome to our website! This site is dedicated for people around the world who are concerned about public transportation.  We discuss the importance of public transportation, as well as the current conditions and issues surrounding each common public transportation mode. Also in the site include several relatively new applied solutions and future concepts proposed by a number of research bodies, governments, and corporations.         

           

Why Public Transportation?

          Many parties agree that good public transportation has many benefits compared to private vehicles. One of the many reasons is to decrease road traffic congestion that has crippled city life in various parts of the world. The boom of private vehicles that started right after the end of World War II occurred as a result of more sophisticated vehicle production techniques that have cut production time and costs and, at that time, cheap oil. Not only that the huge number of private vehicles has caused hours of traffic congestion, but also rapid decline in various oil reserves. Being stuck in traffic congestion does not only waste energy, but also waste a great deal of our productive time. The use of public transportation can reduce fuel consumption by more than 1.5 billion gallons each year, as well as increase that productivity.

   

          

Shinkansen, the Japanese bullet train
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Source: www.multimediatravelguide.com/japanimages.htm

          Reduction in fuel consumption obviously means cleaner air. In fact, a bus emits around 80% less carbon monoxide than a car, showing that public transport vehicles emit fewer pollutants for every mile traveled. Using public transportation enables us to save money by more than $2,000 per adult annually. Obviously, this depends on the size of the vehicle and the type of public transport service, as well as mileage and time of day. Every $10 million investment in public transportation can save highway and public transportation users more than $15 million.

            That investment can stimulate economic growth, and hence, create thousands of jobs. An extension of a public transport terminal like a train station is usually associated with an increase in the number of stores, shops, and other kinds of businesses. Many businesses tend to be optimistic that the number of people using the terminal will be higher since they can get more exposure. Areas surrounding public transport facilities can benefit substantially by getting increased real estate value.

            Those are the reasons why huge sums of taxpayer’s funds have been spent by many governments to improve public transportation in many countries or specific regions. Not only that, but they also have tried to “discourage” the use of private vehicles by, for instance, limiting parking space and time in areas like Manhattan, New York City, and requiring cars driven to downtown Jakarta, Indonesia, during rush hours to be occupied by at least three people each.

 

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