Drive Less

Public Transportation

Taking the bus or vanpooling can save you money on gas, and has other benefits. Instead of driving in rush hour traffic, you can sit back and enjoy a stress-free commute with a coffee and newspaper. You don’t have to worry about where to park, and if you have a few drinks on a Friday night, public transportation offers an alternative to getting behind the wheel. Taking public transportation also puts fewer vehicles on the road, which reduces harmful emissions and pollutants entering our air, and increases the longevity of our road system.

Several kinds of public transportation modes are available in North Carolina:

For information on transit available in your area, visit To find a carpool or vanpool, visit


Get healthy and spend some quality time outdoors by riding a bicycle or walking to your destination. Find information on maps, laws and health benefits here.

Tips for Employers (courtesy of N.C. Division of Air Quality)

Ideas for encouraging employees to leave the car behind when they come to work.