The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!
Think you live in one of the top U.S. cities for public transit? Now you can find out where your city stacks up.
The finance information site SmartAsset analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Communities Survey to rank major cities' public transit systems. Researchers used five metrics to compare cities with a population of more than 175,000 people.
- Average commute time
- The percentage difference between commute times of drivers and transit users
- Percentage of commuters who use public transit
- Total number of commuters who use public transit
- The difference between the citywide median income and the median income of transit users (to measure overall attractiveness and quality of the system. “In many cities where the public transit system is shoddy, only the city’s poorer residents who can’t afford a car are compelled to ride it,” SmartAsset explained.)
Here are the top 25 U.S. cities for best public transportation ranked by SmartAsset:
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
By Ketura Persellin
Global consumption of beef, lamb and goat is expected to rise by almost 90 percent between 2010 and 2050. But that doesn't mean you need to eat more meat. In fact, recent news from Washington gives you even less confidence in your meat: Pork inspections may be taken over by the industry itself, if a Trump administration proposal goes into effect, putting tests for deadly pathogens into the hands of line workers.
‘Companies Should Not Be Allowed to Use Hazardous Ingredients in Products People Use’: Michelle Pfeiffer Speaks Up for Safer Cosmetics
The beauty products we put on our skin can have important consequences for our health. Just this March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that some Claire's cosmetics had tested positive for asbestos. But the FDA could only issue a warning, not a recall, because current law does not empower the agency to do so.
Michelle Pfeiffer wants to change that.
The actress and Environmental Working Group (EWG) board member was spotted on Capitol Hill Thursday lobbying lawmakers on behalf of a bill that would increase oversight of the cosmetics industry, The Washington Post reported.
By Julia Conley
Scientists at the United Nations' intergovernmental body focusing on biodiversity sounded alarms earlier this month with its report on the looming potential extinction of one million species — but few heard their calls, according to a German newspaper report.