Metrolink trains are a convenient, affordable and green way for individuals to instantly help reduce the amount of carbon emission polluting the air. By purchasing a Metrolink ticket and leaving your car at home, you are doing your part by reducing your carbon footprint. For long-term sustainability, try the Metrolink Monthly Pass to reduce the impact of your work commute and to help protect the environment beyond Earth Day.
Riding Metrolink saves gas, reduces traffic congestion and improves the air quality of Southern California.Our passengers save about 22 million gallons of oil every year, reduce carbon emission by 178 metric tons per year, and remove about 25,600 cars a day from Southern California highways and freeways. We all have a stake in expanding public transportation use, so do your part and take a green ride on a Metrolink train today.
Quick Facts about Public Transportation
In 2011, Americans took 10.2 billion trips on public transportation.
People board public transportation 35 million times each weekday.
Public transportation is a $54 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people.
Reasons to Ride
The use of public transit saves the U.S. more than 11 million gallons of gasoline per day.
Public transit is estimated to reduce CO2 emission by 37 million metric tons annually. To achieve similar reduction in carbon emissions, every household in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC, Atlanta and Denver combined would have to completely stop using electricity.
One commuter switching his/her commute from a private vehicle to a commuter train can reduce his/her CO2 emission by more than 4,800 pounds a year.
Public transportation effects save the U.S. 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually.
Americans living in areas served by public transportation save 785 million hours in travel time and 640 million gallons of fuel annually in congestion reduction alone.
For more information and facts about public transportation in the U.S. please visit, the American Public Transportation Association here.