Public transportation provides economic and health benefits to communities as well as access to work, education, training, medical transportation, shopping and tourism.
It also helps to reduce individual transportation costs as well as congestion and delays and road construction and maintenance.
In 2022, North Carolina's 98 public transportation systems provided 41.8 million trips.
The annual benefit of having a transit option in North Carolina communities was $778 million. Using transit instead of other modes and having affordable mobility options provided a transportation cost saving for North Carolinians.
More than 12,599 jobs were supported by transit system operations and capital investments resulting in $510 million in wages.
Every $1 that the state invests in transit generates approximately $5 of total investment in North Carolina from federal, state and local sources.