Reducing this number will lessen our carbon foot-print.
About Shared Transport Service
earth&us in collaboration with Auronet and support from 150dpi (Sathish, Surrender) has started a not-for profitShared Transport Service (STS)
It is estimated that 50 taxis go to Chennai everyday during peak season. Most of them heading for the Airport or Railway station for a pick-up or a drop. That is more than one Taxi every hour of the day.
This results in a monthly expense of 31 lakhs and carbon emission of 60,970 Kg
Therefore, our current focus is on a shared taxi service for travellers from and to Chennai, particularly to the airport.
Once this is running smoothly, we will expand this service to include different parts Chennai as well as Pondicherry. We will also focus on a two-wheeler service within Auroville and non-fossil fuel based transport.
We continue to encourage people to avail public transport options. However, when required, Shared Transport Services is an ideal alternative. The service will be most effective if we all use it as much as possible even when we are opting not to share it with anyone. This way the taxi can be utilized and shared by others at least one way, thus bringing down costs and carbon emissions
We request for collaboration and welcome any suggestions to make this service better.