It seems that, in recent years, Americans are taking a more active approach in helping to reduce their impact on the environment. One of the most effective ways for an individual to assist in these efforts is to participate in group transportation. It is estimated that more than eleven billion miles are driven each day across the United States, totaling more than four trillion each year. A vast majority of that travel is due to shopping, errands, and social outings while the remaining (estimating) fifteen percent is all driving is spent commuting to and from school and work. Cutting back on the amount each individual drives, replacing it with group transportation options such as shuttle buses, not only cuts back on the individual cost associated with travel but also reduces their environmental footprint. Group transportation is, after all, the greenest way to travel.
It’s a well known fact that vehicles can pose dangers for the environment. Vehicles emit a mixture of octanes, compounds, hydrogen, and carbon and, because there is no practical filter for carbon dioxide, these gases remain in the environment and contribute to ozone depletion, smog and acid rain, global warming, and other dangers. Utilizing group transportation services reduces the energy use and emissions. In fact, studies show that shuttle buses emit the least carbon dioxide, per passenger, into the environment compared to other forms of transportation. Not only that but they’re also among the safest forms of surface transportation currently on the market.
Vehicle accidents are among the leading killer of American adults each year and are the most dangerous form of transportation. An estimated thirty thousand people suffer vehicular fatalities each year in the United States. With the sheer number of people on the road, these statistics aren’t shocking. Regardless, however, it’s still prudent to take vehicle safety seriously. Studies indicate that majority of daytime short distance travel occurs during the lunchtime hours, usually on Fridays. That being said, it would make sense to capitalize on the safer option of providing group travel from large corporations to shopping centers and restaurants during the busy lunchtime rush.
Group transportation is the safest and greenest way to travel and can cut back on many expenses associated with everyday life for consumers. With the number of drivers, amount of time they spend on the road, and the reasons they have for traveling, shuttle bus services in larger, more densely populated areas, makes sense. They’re better for the environment, safer for consumers, and can make a deep and long lasting impact on society.