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$9,641 = Annual Savings Taking Public Transportation In USA

Also published on CleanTechnica. Riding public transportation is a vital means of saving money, money that can much more happily be spent on other things than on owning, driving, and maintaining a car. Transit riders can forget about auto insurance, car payments, fuel costs, tuneups at the mechanic, expensive broken car parts, etc. The American Public […]

November 29th

MARTA Modernizing Transit Fleets

Via CleanTechnica: There’s good news on the transit front from Atlanta. Atlanta, long infamous for its car-oriented development, is now focused forward with an eye toward sustainable redevelopment. A MARTA initiative has been focused on modernizing transit fleets. Atlanta travelers will enjoy one of the newest fleets nationwide — after using some of the oldest in the country for years. Boosting ridership […]

October 31st

Atlanta’s MARTA Will Pilot Soccer + Transit Program

In what may be the first location of a future “Station Soccer League” in Atlanta, MARTA’s Five Points transit station will be home to a small soccer field, which will be suitable for 5-on-5 and futsal-style games. The new pilot program came about through a partnership with Soccer in the Streets, a nonprofit organization that […]

August 3rd

Average Public Transit Savings = $16,185 A Year in NYC

We are all aware of the financial argument for using public transportation — it is way, way cheaper. Weighing out the costs and benefits is tricky, but the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) monthly Transit Savings Reports have made it beautifully clear. Ranking the savings for the 20 cities with the highest rates of public transportation use, the […]

September 15th

Atlanta’s 1st Colored Bike Lane!

Colored bike lanes are one of my favorite things in the world. They make the greenest form of transportation (bicycling, of course) safer and more attractive. They grant bikers much more respect on the road. In Florida, I’ve been yelled at to get out of the road while I was biking in a bike lane […]

October 8th

Atlanta Must Get Moving on Public Transit.. Will It?

There’s a great piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the need for Atlanta to get moving on better public transit and catch up to other cities it was once leading on this topic. Of course, Atlanta’s low density is one of the big problems hindering public transit use and efficiency, but there are solutions to […]

January 28th

How to Save $9,515 a Year

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) releases figures regarding how much people save by riding transit in the U.S. every month in its Transit Savings Report. It calculates how much the average American saves as well as how much an average resident of twenty of the country’s largest cities (the cities with the most transit […]

November 23rd