Regional Transit
Regional transit agencies provide public transportation within a specific region. Public transportation
has various modes of which commuters and travelers can utilize such as bus, rail, or ferry services.
Some regional transit districts may also have its own police force.

Public transportation services have schedules for which the transit services operate. This means
commuters and travelers should time their rides accordingly and leave ample time before reaching
their destinations.
Rapid Journey is an all-in-one regional transit service that makes it easy to ride public transportation all across the region. Modes of public transportation within Rapid Journey include bus, train, lightrail, and
taxi. Your Rapid Journey Card can hold passes, tickets, and cash value that works on any public transportation service listed above across the region.

You can add value to your Rapid Journey Card at any regional transit location, from the official Rapid Journey website, or the official Rapid Journey mobile application. New customers can purchase a Rapid Journey Card directly from the same kiosks used to add cash value.
The problem with transportation in general is that automobiles are becoming more and more common, giving people the option to drive to their destinations, and that could lead to high traffic, air pollution from gasoline vehicles, and more common road accidents. Although many car manufacturers are
starting to adapt to the electric car industry, high traffic could still become a problem as long as public transportation is not utilized to its full extent.

While many people choose to drive to places on their own, most destinations are usually in the same direction as others, in which case public transportation could get the job done as well.
Public transportation is a great way to solve the many problems raised by private transportation. The amount of traffic could potentially decrease as more people share rides and less vehicles occupy space on the road. This could also lower the rate of accidents as traffic speed would be more consistent and vehicles would have more space to roam. Many public transportation services are shifting to electric trains and buses which could improve the air quality as they do have not rely on fossil fuels to operate.

Since most people travel in the same direction to reach their destinations, public transportation simplifies that process by allowing people to share rides more easily and efficiently. The overall cost of public transportation is significantly less than private transportation because commuters and travelers would not have to worry about paying for gas or car insurance.
Market Research
In 2018, Americans took 9.9 billion trips on public transportation.

Since 1997, public transportation ridership has increased by 21%—a growth rate higher than the 19% increase in U.S. population.

45% of Americans have no access to public transportation.

Every $1 invested in public transportation generates $4 in economic returns.

Traveling by public transportation is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by automobile.

The average household spends 16 cents of every dollar on transportation, and 93% of this goes to buying, maintaining, and operating cars, the largest expenditure after housing.

Public transportation’s overall effects save the United States 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually.
Communities that invest in public transit reduce the nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually.
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