Fact: American workers spend an average of 47 hours per year commuting through rush hour traffic, which adds up to 23 billion gallons of gas wasted in traffic each year.
Tip: Sign up for Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) carpool program!
Fact: Taking public transportation reduces the nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually.
Tip: Sign up for one of PTS’s alternate transportation programs!
Fact: Did you know that Americans waste 3.8 millions gallons of fuel every day from idling our vehicles?
Tip: Pledge to turn off your car when you know you’ll be idling for more than 10 seconds.
Fact: By taking one car off the road for one day’s average commute, you can save an estimated 26 lbs of CO2.
Tip: Challenge yourself to bike to work or school.
Fact: Studies have shown up to 30 percent of the difference in miles per gallon (MPG) is due to driving habits alone.
Tip: Save more than a ton of CO2 per year by accelerating slowly and smoothly, driving the speed limit, maintaining a steady speed, anticipating your stops and starts, and keeping your tires properly inflated.