Transit Facts

  • Passenger transportation makes up 54% of the total greenhouse gas emissions created by all modes of transportation.
  • Public transit is responsible for less than one percent of greenhouse gas emissions. It consumes only a quarter of the energy per person-kilometre that automobiles take in Canada.
  • Transportation is responsible for 59% of nitrogen oxide emissions – the source of smog.
  • The Ontario Medical Association has calculated that 1,900 people die each year in the province because of smog exposure.
  • Each full TTC bus saves 70,000 litres of fuel and effectively removes nine tonnes of pollutants from the air each year.
  • Over the next 25 years, Canada predicts a 40% increase in transport-related fossil fuel consumption. In 2010 alone, these emissions increased by 15%.