APTA: As Gas Prices Mount, Transit Savings Approach Historic Highs

By Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation

The American Public Transportation Association issues  monthly reports on how much people can save by taking transit — using something in the $9500-a-year range. This month, the number is $10,126, with New Yorkers saving almost $15,000 a year, Bostonians $13,675, and San Franciscans $13, 339.

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by transit vs. owning, insuring, parking, maintaining, and keeping gas in a car.   It’s based on the idea that households with transit can do with fewer cars.

Here’s their savings chart:



City Monthly Annual
14 Baltimore $858 $10,301


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