Public transportation benefits all Americans—whether they use it or not. Public transportation gets people to the places that are important to them— to jobs, to medical appointments, to educational opportunities, and more. Public transportation is crucial to the economy. It creates and retains jobs. It revitalizes business districts and lets employers tap into a larger workforce. It stimulates commerce. And it increases property values. Public transit use reduces our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. It helps cut our carbon emissions. And it is critical to emergency response and homeland security. Public transportation equals a stronger economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy independence—which add up to a better quality of life. As America looks for solutions to today's challenges, public transportation takes us there
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