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“As gas prices rise, using public transportation is the quickest way people can beat high gasoline prices,” states William Millar, president American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

As uncertainty in other parts of the world persists, and Americans continue to suffer economic woes, making the change to public transit today gives individuals the opportunity to lower their transportation costs, without sacrificing their freedom and mobility. Switching from driving to riding public transportation for even a few of their trips is a proven way for individuals to cut monthly and yearly transportation costs.


The national average for a monthly unreserved parking space in a downtown business district is $161.56, according to the 2010 Colliers International Parking Rate Study. Over the course of a year, parking costs for a vehicle can amount to an average of $1,939.


With all that being said, its expensive to drive your own car, and even car pool at that sometimes. So maybe we should all just stick to public transportation? As also these are said to be the highest numbers in the last 2 years.Would you guys rather take public Transportation?

A chart is post in there website.
Rapidly Rising Gas Prices Give Public Transit Riders Highest Savings in Two Years
 

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I would love to take public transportation. I have been to Europe more than a few times, and I would consider it bad class to rent a car there.

Here we have a different mentality, like the governor of Florida turning down high speed rail. There was also a deal years ago to build a TGV (400 mph) in Texas which was killed (on level, cheap land in straight lines!)

What we have is not good enough, for the most part. The difference between personal transportation and invalid public transportation is like the difference between a cell phone and a wired phone.
 
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