Public transportation options take up far less space than single-occupancy vehicles. The EPA estimates that a typical passenger vehicle emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
While we will continue to see a rise in electric cars in the future, public transportation remains an easy, affordable, and environmentally friendly alternative to getting around.
Public transportation can also help cities reduce smog, meet air quality standards, and clear up congested streets.
According to the CDC, following social distancing guidelines, wearing a mask, and traveling during non-peak hours are great ways to protect yourself on public transportation right now. At the same time, cities are ramping up their cleaning procedures to ensure public transportation remains safe.