Cars and trucks are the single largest users of petroleum, consuming about 43% of the total and about 16% of the total energy used in the U.S.
Help Reduce Air Pollution By Using Public Transportation Systems — Cereplast: "As a daily commuter, public transit can help you to save gas and money. According to an APTA study, access to bus and rail lines can reduce driving by 4,400 miles per household annually. Americans living in areas served by public transportation save 640 million gallons of fuel annually in congestion reduction alone. Public transportation’s overall effects save the United States 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually. This green community transportation provides an affordable, and for many, necessary, alternative to driving. Households that are likely to use public transportation on a given day save more than $10,000 every year. Free public transportation makes them save even more money."