-80 percent agree that more public transit would improve the economy.
-76 percent support public funding of transit projects.Safety Facts (from the National Safety Council):2
-You are 25 times less likely to die in a traffic accident when you ride public transit versus travel in a personal vehicle.
- 2.7 million injured.
Americans lose $63 billion per year in productivity sitting in traffic.
If there was no public transit, delays would increase by 27 percent ($18 billion in lost productivity).
1 - Americans Support Public Transportation Growth and Investment, study conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide February 20-23, 2004.
2 - Injury Facts, National Safety Council, 2005-2006.
3 - Selected Measures of Unintentional Injuries, U.S., National Safety Council, 2001-2005.
4 - 2005 Annual Urban Mobility Report, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, 2005.