One of your New Year’s resolutions in 2022 could be to find a new way to go for work, play, or school. Consider giving MetroLink or MetroBus a try as a part of your resolutions for 2022 to save some green (money and greenhouse gas emissions) and gain a little extra you time as well.
According to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Transit Savings Report, individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, $816 this month, and $9,797 annually. If one of your resolutions is to save money, giving transit a try is a great way to go.
In addition to saving money, using transit for work or play is a much more environmentally friendly way to go. According to national transit experts, public transportation produces 95% less carbon monoxide, 90% less volatile organic compounds (vocs) and about half as much carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide per mile compared to private vehicles. With more people using public transit, we decrease our reliance on fossil fuels.
Many of us are looking for ways to give ourselves the gift of time – using transit can do just that. This idea may sound funny, but ask any transit rider, and they will tell you that riding MetroLink or MetroBus is a great opportunity for time for yourself. Whether decompressing from work on your way home, reading a book, listening to music or a podcast, checking your email or Facebook, or just watching the world go by, transit gives you the opportunity to sit back and relax each day while leaving the driving to Metro. Additionally, traveling by public transportation is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by automobile.
Need even more motivation? CMT will cover your first month of transit fare through the Try and Ride program. The Try & Ride program will provide complimentary transit tickets for one month, giving riders time to test and learn the new system. The program requires riders to commit to utilizing the bus or train for one additional month at their own expense for a total of two months. We will even send you a personalized route to make getting to work or school on transit even easier. Register online here.
Make a resolution that will have a lasting impact on you, your wallet, your community, and your world.