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February 5, 2018 - KEEPING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS TO SAVE MONEY AND REDUCE POLLUTION IN CHECK

CJ Schneider
Program Coordinator
Valley Metro


There are many benefits to using transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking and teleworking instead of driving alone. For example, reducing pollution is possible when sharing the ride and taking cars off the road. For example, 83.5 miles driven equals a pound of pollution.

Saving money is also a significant benefit – commuters spend less on gas, vehicle maintenance and sometimes auto insurance discounts apply. Take it from Willie H, a bus rider who won a 2017 Clean Air Campaign Award for Outstanding Commuter – Transit Rider.

Willie’s commute to work at SRP is 30 miles each way and he has been taking the Express bus for four years! “With the money I have saved, I recently took a trip to Disneyland. My family and I got to vacation and enjoy many laughs instead of putting that money toward gas,” Willie recalls.

ShareTheRide.com offers a Commuting Cost Calculator to track commute savings and annual greenhouse emissions. Track trips to keep New Year’s resolutions of saving money and reducing pollution in check!  

Aside from saving money, Willie trades in the traffic jam for jamming out to his favorite tunes, reading, emailing or resting while Valley Metro is behind the wheel. Check out all your transportation solutions at ShareTheRide.com. Explore your options and start saving money, and reduce stress, pollution and traffic congestion.