How Public Transportation Improves Health
APTA's study looks at the tangential benefits of public transportation.
On the whole, Americans are known for their car culture, which has proved to problematic in recent years as the cost of fuel and maintenance rises. In contrast, New Yorkers are accustomed to relying on public transportation predominantly because it’s the cheapest option. Yet, there may be other significant benefits to public transportation users.
As cost effective as public transportation can be, the APTA’s recent study focused on the health benefits, including factors increased physical activity, decreased car fatality, less stress placed on the environments through carbon emissions.