A new year is an opportunity for a fresh start, to make positive changes. In 2022, realize the goals of saving money, getting fit, and going green by taking public transportation.
Reduce Expenses By Riding The Bus
Buying, maintaining, and operating a car is the largest expenditure after housing. According to the American Public Transportation Association, a household can save nearly $10,000 by taking public transportation and living with one less car. Bruins can cut back on commuting costs by purchasing public transit passes subsidized by the university.
Shape Up By Sharing The Ride
Public transit users get over three times the amount of physical activity per day compared to non-public transit users. And drivers have the most stressful commute, while public transit users can avoid traffic-induced tension with a professional operator behind the wheel.
Be Environmentally Conscious Without The Car
Public transportation use is one of the most effective actions individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint. Compared to driving alone, taking transit reduces CO2 emissions by 45%. Traveling by public transportation instead of a private vehicle decreases pollution and improves air quality — benefiting the environment and public health.
Resolve to be your most frugal, fit, and environmentally-friendly self in 2022 by skipping the car trip and taking the bus or train.
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