How do buses help our community?
Buses are important in our community for so many reasons!
Buses are a form of public transportation. Transportation means moving people and things from one place to another. Public means that all people can use it if they need it. People use different types of public transportation to get from place to place. For example, subways, trains, ferries, and buses are all types of public transportation!
Some people depend on public transportation to get to their job because they may not have a car or another way to get there, or they want to reduce their impact on the environment. Most communities have some kind of public transportation service.
In small communities, people may be able to walk to stores to buy things, walk to their jobs, or ride their bikes to places they need to go. As a community grows in size, its public transportation system grows too! City buses help people get to places faster. If you have more people living in a community, more people may need the bus to get around. BC Transit provides bus services in communities big and small across British Columbia, outside of the Greater Vancouver area.
We need public transportation services in communities because they provide people a way to get around without having to own a car. Having reliable and safe buses keeps everyone in the community moving and thriving.
Questions to think about:
What are some other ways buses are important?
Do we need buses in communities?
What would people do without buses?