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 Transit Savings Report and Calculator

This calculator will help you compare the price of using public transportation with the price of paying at the pump and then parking your car in town. This calculator has been set with default values based on national averages for April, 2012; however, you may set variables such as the price of gas and the length of the round trip to match the price of gas in your area and the length of your round trip.

Public transportation agencies are encouraged to add a link for this calculator to their websites.

 Calculate Your Savings by Riding Public Transportation


* Based on the following estimates for increased costs of maintenance and tire replacement per mile.

  Small Car
per mile
Medium Car
per mile
Large Car
per mile
per mile
per mile
Maintenance 4.15 cents 4.32 cents 4.94 cents 4.39 cents 4.88 cents
Tires 0.71 cents 1.13 cents 1.15 cents 0.81 cents 0.81 cents

** Those who receive free parking may instead be entitled to a public transit subsidy up to $230 per month.  Click on It Pays To Ride Public Transportation to find out more. 

*** If you are able to eliminate a vehicle in your household, you save an additional $5,716 in car ownership cost (full-coverage insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation and finance charge).

The ownership, maintenance and tire replacement cost are from the AAA 2012 Your Driving Costs.


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