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As urban population increases so does congestion and air pollution. Public transport plays a critical role in taking cars off the road. In Toronto, public transit ridership continues to grow: from 500 million rides in 2011 to 540 million by the end of 2014. The Canadian Automobile Association estimates that the annual cost of owning a car is between $8,539.94 and $13,833.85 while automotive consultants estimate repair costs at $800-$1,100 per year. For those with low income, public transport is their lifeline to work and play. In Australia, public transport can reduce 65% of emissions during peak times (95% in off peak times) as a full bus can take more than 40 cars off the road. A full train can take up to 500 cars off the road.

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