According to the 2000 US Census, 78% of all automobile trips nationwide are drive-alone and the US Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that gasoline consumption in vehicles are responsible for 20% of US greenhouse gas emissions. By implementing green commuter benefit programs, businesses can help to substantially decrease greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming.
Reduce Consumption of Crude Oil
Cars and Light Trucks are responsible for 42.5% of total US consumption of crude oil or 8.5 million barrels per day. The national household transportation survey states that commuting represented 27% of total vehicle miles traveled in 2001. Thus, green commuter benefit programs can also substantially decrease the use of crude oil and conserve our natural resources.