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APTA: Public transportation users save $9,634 annually

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 average national gas price of $2.13 per gallon and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

APTA, BAF: Pass fully-funded transportation bill

Groups released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices. To meet this impending surge in demand, they are calling on Congress to pass a multi-year, fully funded surface transportation bill.

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,914 annually

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. 21, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.

MBTA hits record ridership high of 1.35M

Set a record over its 47-year history, up from 1.34 million trips in 2008 on an average weekday. The agency attributed the increase to higher gas prices and employment numbers.