Take the bus on your summer vacation

No, we don’t mean use a bus exclusively to get from here to there, though if you have some extra time that might be a a way to do it. What we’re saying is once you reach your vacation destination use public transit instead of renting a car.

According to APTA’s Green Travel Forecast, the association’s annual travel survey

released May 23, 54 percent of summer vacationers heading to urban destinations will use the local public transportation system to get around during their stay. In addition, 65 percent say public transportation played a role in their destination choice.

The high costs of gas, parking, car rentals and cabs make taking public transit the easy choice,” said APTA President William

Millar. “When you take a bus, train or subway, you not only save money, but you also don’t have to worry about navigating the roads of an unfamiliar city.”

Using public transportation during your vacation can lend an entirely different perspective to the holiday. You will get to see and experience your locale in a more personal way while relaxing and taking in more of the culture. Instead of being worried about taking a wrong turn, you can converse with your family, relax and enjoy the scenery. All in all it sounds like a better way to travel.http://www.rocketcontest.org/multimedia.cfm