When transit is a good option, many people choose to use it.
Good transit stabilizes residential property values, helps redevelopment, and attracts investment.
Young professionals and the businesses that recruit them are both looking for transit-served locations.
People need reliable ways to get to work, and good transit service is a leading indicator of low workforce turnover.
The Millennials are driving less than their parents did at the same age, and teenagers are waiting longer to get their licenses.
Transit typically returns $3 in economic output for every $1 invested, not including the real estate development that good transit service can attract.
Young professionals are choosing their city before they find their job, and they’re often choosing walkable neighborhoods with good transit access.
Owning and relying upon a single car can cost a family $8,000 a year. Switching even one driver to transit can save families thousands of dollars.
As seniors look to downsize and age in place, they need good transit to stay mobile as driving becomes more dangerous for them.
It’s tough to tell a private grocery store to build locations where at-risk residents need food, but transit can connect residents in food deserts to the best established grocery stores in town.
Reliable, affordable transportation to work and school is the most critical tool for low income families to climb the economic ladder.
Studies show transit riders walk more, weigh less, and are less likely to be involved in a traffic crash than drivers.
More transit riders means fewer automobiles on the road, and less air pollution from tailpipes. Electric buses can use solar energy or natural gas-generated power.