While you make your plans to move to Austin consider how transit can help you maximize your ‘green’. As the metro Austin population continues to grow and traffic congestion increases access to public transportation is becoming increasingly important.

With public transit you can keep more ‘green’ in your wallet. Capital Metro’s fares are a good value and provide an affordable alternative to driving. For less than the cost of a bottle of soda you can take a Capital Metro bus almost anywhere in Austin. Capital MetroRail is another great way to make your trip from the great new developments in the northwest corridor. The money you can save on gas vehicle maintenance insurance and parking can amount to thousands of dollars per year. And the closer you live to public transportation the more you save.

The ‘Green’ Choice

You can also live a ‘greener’ life with transit. Riding public transportation instead of driving is the single most effective way you can reduce your carbon footprint. When compared to other household actions that limit carbon emissions taking public transportation can be 10 times greater in reducing harmful greenhouse gases. Austin takes pride in being an environmentally-conscious city. By making an effort to live near public transit you can do your part to help preserve our air quality.

So before you move to Austin think about the benefits of transit and make the ‘green’ move.