Public transportation is often cheaper than travel by car, and increased use of buses, trains, and subways reduces the need for onsite parking facilities. Review the ideas and resources in this section for more information on how to increase travel by public transportation to your facility.
Tips to encourage public transit
- Provide incentives when attendees present evidence of public transit ridership (e.g.- monthly pass, day pass receipt, etc)
- Work with your public transit agency to have game tickets double as round-trip transportation passes or trigger a discounted fare during periods of low ridership
- Enter riders of public transportation into game-time raffles, which can provide opportunities for sponsor involvement
- Provide information on your website and in publicity materials on public transit options, including park & ride sites.
Using public transportation cuts down on the number of cars on the road. In addition, many forms of public transportation use environmentally preferable fuels such as natural gas, electricity, and fuel cells. Using public transportation therefore reduces the transportation sector’s emissions of harmful pollutants such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, and particulates. This reduces the emissions that cause smog, global warming, acid rain, and other negative health effects.