1. Oklahoma City’s future is not just bright – it’s green. Start “greening” Oklahoma City by planning to join us for Earth Week events, April 22-26. From free bus rides on Earth Day to a Party for the Planet at the Oklahoma City Zoo, there is something for everyone during this week long green celebration.

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METRO Transit, Oklahoma City's Public Transportation system, encourages metro area residents to Be Part of the Solution and ride the bus!

Each year, public transportation use in the U.S. saves 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline, or almost four million…


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METRO Transit, Oklahoma City's Public Transportation system, encourages metro area residents to Be Part of the Solution and ride the bus!

Each year, public transportation use in the U.S. saves 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline, or almost four million gallons of gas per day! One bus alone removes 45 cars from the road.

METRO Transit funds programs throughout the METRO area that promote public transportation and ridesharing. METRO Transit is funding Oklahoma City's newest carpooling program GetAroundOK.com. Adding just one person to your daily drive can cut your commute costs in half and reduces harmful CO2 emissions. Even greater savings are realized when you bike or carpool to a Park & Ride lot served by a METRO Transit Bus or Trolley!

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IS estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by 37 million metric tons annually, equivalent to the electricity used by 4.9 million households. To achieve a similar reduction in carbon emissions, every household in New York City, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Denver and Los Angeles combined would have to completely stop using electricity.

PROVIDES an immediate option individuals can take to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy. In fact, the most energy efficient households in America that produce the least amount of carbon are located within close proximity of a bus or rail line. Households near public transportation drive an average of 4,400 fewer miles annually compared to those with no access to public transportation.

SAVES FUEL, reduces an individual's carbon footprint, and reduces congestion. Households near public transportation travel 12 fewer miles per day, or 27% less, than households with no access to public transportation. This equates to an individual household reduction of 223 gallons of gasoline a year.

USED by a solo commuter switching his/her commute from a private vehicle can reduce CO2 emission by 20 pounds per day - more than 4,800 pounds in a year.

USE saves the U.S. the equivalent of 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually - more than 11 million gallons of gasoline per day.

PROVIDES an affordable alternative to driving. Households that use public transportation save an average of $6,251 every year.
ridership has increased 30% since 1995, with more than 10 billion trips taken annually.

IS a national priority that should be specifically targeted by climate change and energy legislation. We all have a stake in expanding public transportation use.

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