Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Your Own Economic Stimulus Plan

Get onboard with your HART farecard and save!
What would you do with an extra $9,000 in your pocket?

With all the talk of bank bailouts, Wall Street excess and economic stimulus, there's something you can do to stimulate your own bottom line: try transit. You could save enough to make a real difference.

The American Public Transportation Association just released its monthly Transit Savings Report for November 2010, and the numbers show how parking the car and taking transit can add up to more dollars for you.

The report found that riding public transportation could save individuals more than $9,000 a year, or almost $800 a month.

APTA notes that the total is based on the November 8 average national gas price of $2.85 per gallon as reported by AAA, and the national unreserved parking rate.

You can read APTA's press release on the November Transit Savings Report, including the methodology used to arrive at the final numbers, here.

Want to find out what you might save by riding instead of driving? Calculate the cost of your commute at http://www.publictransportation.org/.

Just one more great reason to get onboard with HART!

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