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Mass transportation

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Mass transportation

  1. 1. Mass Transportation<br />By:<br /> Caroline Militello<br /> & <br /> Emelda Then<br />
  2. 2. What is Mass Transportation?<br />- Mass Transit/ Transportation is basically Public Transportation that a large amount of people can use It comprises passenger transportation services which are available for use by the general public.<br /><ul><li>The most standard types of public transportations around the world are: buses, trains and taxies.</li></li></ul><li>- There aren’t enough passengers using the transportation systems.<br />- The station are not appealing nor are they spacious enough.<br />- There are not enough people using it.<br />- The Metro Link is not extended enough, in other words the destinations are very limited, as well as stations scattered everywhere.<br />- Some of the bus routes are currently closed.<br />- The buses cause air pollution.<br />The Current buses are bad for the environment (The are not eco-friendly and sustainable to our planet!!! :C)<br />What are the issues with the current Transportation System in St. Louis?<br />
  3. 3. One good reason to support Mass Transportation? Air Pollution!<br />Frequent climate changes starts occurring.<br />OZONE DAMAGE!<br />
  4. 4. The improvements of moving transit forward<br />-It promotes regional and economical development.<br />-It provides equal transit access to everyone.<br />-The region would be much more convenient.<br />- It would also improve service to low-income elderly and the disabled since the new project would be cost-effective<br />- Moving transit forward would help mitigate congestion and pollution.<br />
  5. 5. Statistics<br />-Our transportation needs produce 30% of all carbon dioxide gas emissions. One sure way to cure this is through the use of public transportation. <br />- Public transportation produces 95% less carbon monoxide and nearly 50% less carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide per passenger mile than a private vehicle does.<br />- It is generally 79% safer to take a bus rather than driving your own vehicle and 40% of the U.S dependency on foreign oil would decrease if only 1 out of 10 Americans took public transportation.<br />
  6. 6. What the People think<br />-59 percent of survey respondents would prefer to see improvements in the public transportation system to ease traffic congestion. <br />-These improvements would include upgrades to train and bus systems, which will make walking and biking both easier and safer.<br />
  7. 7. Smart Cards Look pretty much like Credit Cards - There are often different prices and ratings for children, students, adults and seniors.- They could be used for trains, buses, taxis, and stores-It’s basically a substitute for constantly grabbing money out of your purse or pockets. Smart Cards are a convenience. <br />Asian countries uses the smart cards<br />They have different prices for children, students, adults and seniors<br />They can use them for trains, buses, taxis and stores<br />What are Smart Cards?<br />
  8. 8. How Can We Improve St. Louis’s Transportation Systems<br /> A few Plan Components to improve St.Louis’sTransportation system!<br />- Improve the Safety of Metro Buses and Metro Links<br />- Expand the Metro Bus and Metro Link<br /><ul><li>Make sidewalks and bike paths</li></ul>Being “Transit Friendly”<br />-Intensively developed areas within ¼- ½ mile of public transportation<br />-A distance comfortably walked in 5-10 minutes<br />-Using smart cards<br />

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