Save With Public Transportation
Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 12:36 pm
There are times when public transportation can be a great idea. It is much greener for a bunch of people to get on the bus than it would be for them to all drive their individual vehicles to wherever it was they were going. Sometimes, it is nice to not have to be the one who is driving. Using public transportation can also be a way to save money.
If you are over the age of 65 you might qualify for a senior citizen discount on your bus or train fare. People who are disabled can also get a discount. Sometimes, students will be able to purchase a ticket for a lower rate than usual. If any of this describes you, make sure you bring the appropriate form of ID with you to prove it. It isn’t because the workers think you are lying. They just need to see your ID because that is part of the rules for their job.
Have you noticed the gas prices lately? In the Summer, when many families are able to take a vacation that involves distant travel, the gas prices go up. It seems incredibly unfair! This can turn even a relatively short trip downtown, or to the nearest city, into more expense than your budget can handle. You can avoid having to fill up your vehicle, and spend a ton on gas, if you take the bus or train to your destination instead.
Another great thing about public transportation is that you can avoid the hassle of trying to find a place to park. The bus or train driver will handle that for you. This makes your trip a little less stressful. It also saves you some money. If you drove your car to the city you would most likely end up paying to park it. That can be incredibly expensive! I’ve noticed that the closer you get to the stadium or concert hall the more money people want to charge you for the privilege of parking your car in their lot.
This Summer, consider making use of the public transportation system near you. It is better for the environment and for your wallet. Taking the bus or train can also save you from having to deal with the added stress that comes from driving on the highways and from trying to find somewhere to park your car. You also won’t have to worry about if you have enough gas in the tank to make it to the next gas station!