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Week of 10.10.08

Quiz Yourself: Public Transit

How much do you know about commuting costs, public transit, and how America compares to Europe?

  1. How much money does public transit save Americans who live in transit-intensive areas?
    $1.3 billion
    $22 billion
    $150 billion

  2. How much less carbon monoxide does public transit generate compared to private vehicles?
    17%
    52%
    95%

  3. How many more gallons of gas would Americans consume each year without public transportation?
    30 million
    0.5 billion
    1.4 billion

  4. If Americans who take public transportation to work decided to drive instead, how long of a line of traffic would their cars create?
    10,000 miles
    23,000 miles
    50,000 miles

  5. How much safer is it to ride a transit bus than to travel by car?
    6 times safer
    26 times safer
    66 times safer

  6. How many hours per day do Americans collectively 'lose' due to being stuck in traffic?
    250,000 hours
    1.6 million hours
    5 million hours

  7. Commuters use up enough gas in traffic jams annually to drive to the Sun and back how many times?
    5 times
    10 times
    300 times

  8. The cost of sitting in traffic congestion costs travelers and businesses how much each year?
    $40 billion annually
    $50 billion annually
    $700 billion annually

  9. Nine percent of total U.S. work trips are made using mass transit. In Europe, what percent of work trips employ mass transit?
    10.8%
    25.8%
    38.8%

  10. How much did public transit use increase in the United States from April to June of 2008?
    1.5%
    2.3%
    5.2%

  11. How many people in the U.S. are employed by the public transportation system?
    360,000 people
    750,000 people
    One million people

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