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APTA: Public transit users save $8,000-plus annually

Posted on November 6, 2008

Even with gas prices nearly 70-cents lower than last year, public transportation users can still save $8,754 per year over those who commute via vehicle, according to the latest installment of APTA’s monthly “Transit Savings Report.”

The numbers are based on today's gas prices and the average unreserved parking rate.

“Even as the price of gas goes up and down, the one constant is that riding public transportation is the most economical and efficient way for Americans to save money, reduce their consumption of oil and lessen their impact on the environment,” said William W. Millar, president of APTA.

Additionally, the report calculates the monthly savings for public transit users at $729 per month based on today’s gas price of $2.34 as reported by AAA.

To calculate your individual savings, click here.

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