Alternative Transportation

Carpooling, using public transit, walking or bicycling just one day a week for a year can save you more than $500 in total driving costs. But alternative transportation does more than help your pocketbook—it helps the environment, public health, the economy and your community. 

A Growing Problem

Almost 90 percent of American commuters drive a car to get to work. And most drive alone. With more than 120 million commuters in the United States, this leads to too many cars on the road and more traffic. Waiting in traffic means wasted gas, wasted money and wasted time. And as too many cars clog the freeways, they also pollute our airways. Automobile emissions are major contributors to air pollution that is harmful to our health and to our environment. When you look at the impact of driving on Pennsylvania, the need for alternative transportation is clear.

A Smarter Alternative to Driving Alone

Alternative transportation is convenient. It saves you money spent on gas and wear and tear on your car. It’s good for the environment. It reduces congestion. It also reduces the stress you may feel during your everyday commute. And the more you try it, the more likely you are to enjoy it and become comfortable doing it. You may even become so comfortable that you’ll never want to go back to driving alone.

There are many different kinds of alternative transportation, but they all have one thing in common: they offer a more affordable and sustainable solution to commuting alone in a car. Alternative transportation includes ridesharing, public transportation, biking and walking. Alternative transportation is an option for everyone no matter where you live or how far you commute. There ar e thousands of alternative transportation services available across the state. See if one or more of these options is right for you.

Take Action and Make a Difference

Here you will find more information on all the forms of alternative transportation available in Pennsylvania. You will learn why more people are using it every day as a way to combat rising gas prices, traffic congestion and the many other disadvantages of commuting alone. Now is the time to take action. You could start a carpool, or find public transportation services in your area. Learn more about what you can do.

Commuting Fact:75.7 percent of all commuting is driving alone.

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