How Riding the Bus Benefits Everyone

The wheels on the bus going round and round turn into benefits for riders and the rest of us. Going from one place to another by bus has personal, environmental, and societal benefits.  

Improves Health

Did you know just walking to and from the bus stop can provide the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day? Being active helps with physical health, and taking transit instead of driving reduces stress. Buses are also safer than individual vehicles. 

Reduces Air Pollution

By leaving the car at home, a person can save up to 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions every day. Buses keep the air cleaner.

Lessens Traffic Congestion

Passengers riding on buses means fewer car drivers, lessening the number of vehicles to clog up streets and freeways. 

Provides Mobility and Equity

Not everyone can drive. Public transportation offers an option to get people where they need to be.

The bus provides a way to get to a workplace, reducing the need for a car to hold a job and earn a paycheck. It also provides access to education, like helping Bruins get to class at UCLA! 

Helps the Economy

According to the American Public Transit Association, every dollar invested in public transportation can yield around $4 in economic gains in the community.

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