June 3, 2014
Riders in 16 of the
top 20 cities for public transit ridership save more than $10,000 a year
and $800 a month due to the recent spike in gas prices, according to
the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) latest Transit Savings Report.
The report shows that four straight months of gas prices increasing
has pushed the average annual savings for public transit riders to
$10,181 a year or more than $848 a month.
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 May 28, 2014 average national gas price of $3.65 per
gallon and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
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.