Public transit systems are often seen as energy and environmental improvements to automobile travel. Few studies, however, have comprehensively assessed the full effects of the decision to construct and operate public transportation systems. The California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) at UCLA recently released a study that compares the life-cycle impacts of two public transportation options with a private automobile in Los Angeles.
This project compares the life-cycle impacts of the Gold Line light rail (LRT), the Orange Line bus rapid transit (BRT) and a passenger sedan automobile in Los Angeles
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