In many of American cities, it is just more viable to take public transport with gridlock traffic consuming the cities. But even if you don’t live in the city, public transportation may be a great choice, not only to help the environment but to also save yourself a considerable amount of money. Not only would we not have to pay for the the car itself, the gas that powers our cars to get us from home to work and back again, but you may also avoid tolls and car maintenance bills. We can also avoid the monthly car insurance bill as well and when the average cost of a car insurance premium in 2009 was $1,800, that breaks down to be $150 a month. That is $150 we can save or even use to buy something more important.
It was reported by the American Public Transportation Associtation(APTA) that the average person driving in or to a city could save between $8,000-$13,000 anually. It is easy to see that by using a public transportation option, bus or rail, and only renting a car when we are planning to go somewhere where public transportation is not available is the most finacially responsible thing to do. Not only are we helping protect the enviorment and reduce city traffic, but we are also putting money back into our own pockets.