Accessibility

APTA: Public transit users save money, beat higher gas prices

Posted on April 14, 2011

Riding public transportation saves individuals, on average, $10,116 annually and $843 per month according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Transit Savings Report which bases these savings on the April 13, 2011 average national gas price ($3.81 per gallon-reported by AAA) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate. This is the largest savings in nearly three years.

“As more and more Americans look for ways to save money at the gas pump, the choice to switch to public transportation is a smart decision," said APTA president  William Millar. “Switching from driving to riding public transportation is a proven way for individuals to cut monthly and yearly transportation costs.”

Gas prices have risen more than 30 cents a gallon in each of the last two months and nearly 80 cents since the beginning of the year. APTA says as rising gas prices are straining Americans, riding public transportation is the quickest way to alleviate the financial burden of transportation costs on household budgets.
 
APTA releases this monthly Transit Savings Report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

The national average for a monthly unreserved parking space in a downtown business district is $161.56, according to the 2010 Colliers International Parking Rate Study. Over the course of a year, parking costs for a vehicle can amount to an average of $1,939.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Q’Straint’s Quantum makes passenger safety push-button easy

Wheelchair and scooter users want independent transportation, and bus drivers have a schedule to maintain. Until now those two objectives often conflicted.

Conn.'s rural residents die at higher rates due to poor access to healthcare

Rural areas have fewer doctors and public transportation is centered in more urban areas.

Pa.'s LANTA hosts seeing eye dog training

The training was conducted by Lehigh Valley volunteers in conjunction with The Seeing Eye, a Morristown, N.J.-based organization.

WMATA taps taxi companies for subsidized Md. paratransit services

The decision was a win for disability rights activists who pressed WMATA officials to avoid companies such as Uber, because they lack vehicles with wheelchair-ramps and have been sued for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Capital Metro steps up to rescue those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The agency was able to send five vehicles for the transport of 10 wheelchair passengers from a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas to a shelter in San Antonio. They are also offering free passes and travel training to those people that are in shelters in Austin.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close