All agree that fuel for your vehicle is one of the major costs in today’s lifestyle. Drivers cover well over 2.9 Trillion miles per month in the United States. This leads to having to put fuel in the vehicle which tends to cost money, in some cases a lot of money.
There are alternatives though. With the U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline at $3.29 per gallon as of November 25, 2013, there is a better way that can save you money, and another option that could save you, your co-workers and friends money.
One of your options is public transportation. Here in Brevard County we have Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT) which covers most of the county from South Palm Bay to Titusville and Mims. Many people have a misconception about public transportation. These buses are clean, comfortable and the people riding on them are professionals, hourly workers, families and college students. Think of all the work that can get done if you don’t have to worry about controlling a vehicle.
The fare is extremely low and often times if you travel more than 10 miles to work it is cheaper than the gas it takes you to drive. SCAT even provides operators who can help you schedule a ride (321-633-1878) or if you prefer to do it yourself the schedules are online and they even have directions available if you know the addresses.
One of the other popular options to driving every day is carpooling. This is a great way to share the cost of commuting which saves not only you but everyone money in the long run. Simply find from one to three other people who work with you and live close to you, or you can take to the web. Each person takes a turn picking up the others and driving to work on a rotation. You don’t have to pay for gas because your turn driving covers that! Carpooling can save you up to ¾ of your fuel every week!
Fuel is expensive, the better part of some people’s budgets as a matter of fact. You can save a lot of money using just these two methods above. If you wish to share your experiences feel free to comment below or email me about them.
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