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APTA: Public transportation users save $9,960 annually

Posted on February 13, 2014

Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $830 this month, and $9,960, annually, according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) February Transit Savings Report.

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the Feb. 11, 2014 average national gas price of $3.31 per gallon and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.

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.

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