Public Transit Benefits


Public transit systems provide direct economic benefits to the communities they serve.

Personal Savings

Riders that choose to take the bus versus their car can save money in gas, tire, and maintenance expenses. Each year, bus riders save hundreds of dollars by leaving their car at home and using the bus. This personal savings increases as the price of gas increases.


Riding the bus reduces your carbon footprint. Riders that choose not to travel via personal vehicles reduce congestion and lower tailgate emissions.

Mobility for All – Wherever Life Takes You

Public transit provides access to important destinations for community residents that have no other means of travel.

Safety & Security

The bus is a safe way to travel and can provide other benefits in times of emergency.

1. The Socio-Economic Benefits of Transit in Wisconsin, December 2003, HLB Decision Economics Inc.

3. American Journal of Epidemiology Advance Access published online on April 21, 2007, Motor Vehicle Crash Injury Rates by Mode of Travel, United States