The 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan is Greater Charlotte’s long-range public transportation plan. It includes multiple rapid transit improvements in five corridors, a series of Center City improvements, and bus service and facility improvements throughout the region.
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- In 2013, Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation – the highest in 57 years.
- In 2011, US public transportation use saved 865 million hours in travel time and 450 million gallons of fuel in 498 urban areas.
- From 2006-2011, residential property values performed 42 percent better on average if they were located near public transportation with high-frequency service.
- Households near public transit drive an average of 4,400 fewer miles than households with no access to public transit.
- One person with a 20-mile round trip commute who switches from driving to public transit can reduce his or her daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds, or more than 4,800 pounds in a year.
- Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns.
- According to Smart Growth America, for every $1 billion invested in public transit, more than 16,400 job-months were created, while the same amount spent on road development created less than 8,000 job-months.
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) offers a comprehensive summary of the benefits of transit. Visit the website and download the fact sheet Drive Less – Save More.
- Rail~Volution is a non-profit organization working at the intersection of transit, livable communities and transit-oriented development.
- The National Transit Institute (NTI) offers educational materials and courses on transit.
- The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. Their resource library is full of transit information and the site offers a long list of transit benefits.