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SJSU students run into several problems with transportation and day by day this issue is getting worse In the article The bus A Modern Panacea the author Lester Detroit states that our local Valley Transit Authority VTA system offers the cure-all solution by promoting a public transit culture that can begin to solve the global problems that cars create such as traffic congestion oil consumption and pollution and also supports students individual needs for convenient and cost effective transportation I agree with Lester Detroit especially as an SJSU student because I think using public transit such as the VTA is the cure all solution for the major problems caused by transportation It saves money from paying for parking and also saves you money on expensive gas It is also good for the global environmental problems that cars create such as traffic congestion oil consumption and pollutionThe VTA and light rail system offer students a convenient and cost saving substitute to car transport Students who drive to campus face the inconvenience of paying for parking for gas and also just finding parking in the morning So instead of paying for gas paying for a parking permit every semester and even paying for any other public transit system you can take the VTA and light rail for free Students who decide to take VTA and light rail to school can really save money by taking in convenience of the free VTA Eco pass provided to all SJSU students A survey chart shows that as Fall 2009 47 of SJSU students have not been using their cars and have been using other alternatives of transportation such as VTA SJSU students taking the VTA can save a large amount of money that goes just for transportation An article by Mantill Williams titled Individuals Save 9343 by Riding Public Transit Annually states that individuals who ride public transportation can save on average 9343 annually based on the July
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