Common Public Transit Myths Debunked
Debunking Public Transit Myths with the M
There are many misconceptions in society about public transportation, especially about utilizing the bus system. We are here to debunk those myths and to help you feel confident about riding the M Transit!
Myth: Public transportation isn’t safe.
Fact: Contrary to popular belief, public transportation in general is a safer way to travel. In fact, traveling by public transportation is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by car and can reduce the chance of being in an accident by more than 90% according to the American Public Transportation Association. The M Transit prides itself on providing a safe experience for passengers.
Myth: People don’t use public transit.
Fact: More and more people are utilizing public transit as their method of transportation for various reasons. Each year, more individuals are taking advantage of the benefits that come with utilizing public transit, such as saving on gas and automobile expenses, reducing stress, and protecting the environment. Even in the midst of a pandemic, the M Transit saw an increase of nearly 20,000 passenger trips from 2021 to 2022!
Myth: I can’t get everywhere I need to on public transit.
Fact: With more than 15 routes covering every side of Montgomery, the M Transit will get you where you need to go. Routes are easily accessible on the M Transit website or Transloc app. If you’re not sure which route to take, the M’s automated trip planner will tell you which bus to take based on your starting location and desired destination.
While some people have preconceived notions about public transit, it has proven to be a safe, accessible, and useful method of travel for millions of people worldwide. Try the M Transit for yourself to see the many benefits you’ll gain from utilizing public transit.