Public and Private Transport

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A comparison and contrast essay on private and public means of transport

Cost
* Private transportation by far is the more expensive option. The biggest cost of owning your own vehicle is the purchase price. Additionally, general maintenance such as oil changes, filling the gas tank and auto insurance are ongoing costs of owning a car. Car repairs and parking fees are also sometimes necessary. When choosing public transportation, you pay per ride and the fee is usually quite small, plus you eliminate the maintenance and operating costs associated with having a car. Convenience

* Public transportation, such as buses and trains, operates on a set schedule with specific stops, so convenience may be an issue, especially if you live in a place with infrequent or spotty service. You need to take the schedule into account when planning your travel. If you choose to take your own vehicle, you're able to come and go as you please. * Comfort

* Many people feel they'll be more comfortable in their private vehicle. In your car, you're be able to adjust the seat for the highest level of comfort and you can control of the temperature within your car. However, the stress of driving in traffic can make public transportation seem more comfortable. When taking public transportation, you can sit back and relax without worrying about traffic congestion, finding a parking space or dealing with other drivers. Convenient

The great thing about public transport is that it gets you where you want to be, when you want to be there, particularly in cities and towns. Rather than only being able to drive to a certain point before getting stuck in a one way system, you can reach your central point directly. Plus you get the bonus of sitting back, relaxing with a newspaper and letting someone else do the driving. Quicker

Despite their tendency to get delayed at times, in the majority of instances, your journey from A to B will be quick and often direct as more and more...
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