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Mass Transit Presentation

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Rashad Small

on 20 September 2012

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Mass Transit Caitlin Branham Mia Johnson Christian Perry Rashad Small Kyle Stewart Georgia Southern Transportation In 2005, the University created a public transit system with two bus routes that run on weekdays from 7 AM until 9 PM.
Carpool Parking is also available in various lots around campus.
Southern has RideShare, a free car pool matching service for current students, faculty and staff. Cultural and Social Benefits of
Mass/Public Transportation The History of Mass Transit The first mass/public transportation system operated with ferry boats. Experts speculate that ferries have been used since before the fourth century because of the Roman literature, "Anonymous De Rubus Bellicus", in which it was noted a pair of oxen propelled a ship with a water wheel. How Mass Transit Systems Work Economic Benefits of Mass/Public Transportation For every $1 invested in public transportation, $4 is generated in economic returns. An individual can achieve an average annual savings of more than $9,700 by taking public transportation instead of driving and by living with one less car. Households that use public transportation can save more than $10,000 annually. Provides personal mobility, freedom for people from every walk of life.
Options to go to work, school, visit friends, go to doctor's office. Public transportation can save the U.S. 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually and help reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. Public transportation is a $55 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people. For every $1 billion invested in public transportation capital and operations creates and supports an average of 36,000 jobs. The Future of Mass/Public Transit As cities and crowding grows, consumers will be more likely to use mass transportation to reach job opportunities.
As the need for mass transportation grows, lighter, stronger materials are becoming more available as alternatives for vehicle structures. This means automobiles and other modes of transportation may require less energy to power and lower emission engines. Also maintenance of vehicles will be reduced and allow to longer usage.
Also, more glass fiber reinforced resin laminate is being used to create one piece structures that are simple to repair, resist corrosion, and have weight reduction. Reasons to Use Mass Transit Conclusion Ticket/Fare Modes of
Transportation Schedules Stations/Interchanges Government Subsidies
Ticket revenue
Advertising Public transportation reduces carbon footprints Communities that invest in public transit reduce the nation's carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons.
One person switching to public transportation can reduce daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds/4,8000 lbs. a year Public transportation saves money The average household spends 18 cents of every dollar on transportation and 94% involves maintaining, operating, and buying automobiles. Those who use public transportation save $10, 000 every year.
Public transit provides an affordable alternative to driving. Public transportation saves fuel and reduces congestion Americans living in areas served by public transportation save 785 million hours in travel time and 640 million gallons of fuel annually
Without public transportation, congestion costs would total an additional $19 billion.
Access to bus and rail lines reduces driving by 4,400 miles per household annually. We save money and the does government too
Reduces the impact humans make on the environment Allows us to experience more of the world
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