Why Public Transit Rocks!

Let’s face it; times are hard. The economy sucks, gas prices are sky high, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. For those living paycheck to paycheck (ahem* pretty much the ENTIRE country), finding ways to save money and make every penny last is essential. But we don’t want to give up all things we love and settle for a miserable, boring existence. If you find yourself in this position, the good news is, by making one simple change, you could save up to $10,000 every year, that’s almost $1000 per month! Are you ready to find out what this magic money-saving tactic is? That’s right, public transit!

Ok, so maybe we exaggerated a little bit, public transit isn’t magic, but it is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to save some serious money. Don’t believe us? Fortunately for you, we’ve done our homework and put together a list of some of the top reasons more people are turning to public transit than ever before. Granted, it’s not a long list, but if we wanted to tell you all the amazing ways using public transit can make your life better, we’d be here all day. That’s enough talking; let’s get into some of the reasons why public transit rocks!

It Can Make You Sexy(er)

Did you know that people who use public transit weigh less on average than those who don’t? That’s right; studies show that public transit effectively increases physical activity levels, improves access to healthy food options, and strengthens social connections, three key elements to a healthier you. When your mind and body are healthy, you not only look good, but you feel good too, which raises your confidence. And everyone knows confidence is sexy!

You’ll Feel Less Stressed

Did you know that 50% of adults say their commute is a significant source of stress in their life? That’s a whole lot of stressed-out humans just going through the motions. When you use public transit, you can spend your commute relaxing instead of worrying about how badly everyone drives. You can read a book, listen to music, sleep, or almost any other stress-reducing activity. Ahhhh, we can feel the stress melting away already!

You’ll Become A Millionaire

Ok, so that’s most likely not true (but her, who knows) but as we mentioned before, you will save an insane amount of money (around $10,000 if our memories are correct…and they are!) With those savings, you can invest in a new home, go on vacation, buy that video game console you’ve been eyeing, or whatever you want! Now that’s a pretty good deal.

As you can see, public transit is the superior option for all your commuting needs. That’s why at The Montgomery Transit, we’re dedicated to making your transit experience as enjoyable as possible. Our new TransLoc rider app lets you track your bus, receive alerts, and plan your commute, all from your smartphone. With around 2000 trips daily, thirty-four squeaky clean buses, and fourteen fixed routes, taking advantage of everything public transit offers has never been easier, thanks to The M!

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