THE BENEFITS FOR EVERYONE
A healthy city is a city with transportation options. Working together as a city to improve commuting has advantages for employees, employers and the community.
If you factor transportation costs and time lost in traffic, driving in Nashville can get expensive. The APTA July 2018 Transit Savings report cites an annual savings of $10,102 for two-person households that go from two cars to one.
What would your family do with an extra $10,000 each year?
Happy, Healthy, Productive Employees
People who actively commute to and from work have higher levels of mental and physical well-being. Cycling, walking or taking WeGo transit can be an effective strategy to incorporate regular physical activity into your lifestyle. A more active lifestyle, in turn, results in decreased chances for serious health conditions and increased productivity.
With historically low unemployment, transportation benefits have a positive impact on recruitment and retention.
Transportation is a primary source of air pollution in our region. The transportation sector contributes 37 percent of Davidson County’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 85 percent of the county’s smog.¹ Taking the bus and carpooling reduce air pollution in our region by moving more people with fewer vehicles.
Did you know a bus with as few as seven passengers is more fuel-efficient than the average car with one commuter? ²