4.10.2008

SAVE THE WORLD AND SAVE A BUCK ON SEPTA

It has apparently been around for a few months, but I've just stumbled upon SEPTA's commuter calculator, which allows you to enter your miles driven and other variables to determine how much money and CO2 emissions you'd save by using transit instead. I punched in a commute for a hypothetical worker in Rosemont who could ride the R5 instead of driving 10 miles one way in his 25 MPG car. Results: almost $300 saved per month, plus over 350 pounds of CO2 emissions! Not factored in: money saved buying less aspirin to deal with the headache of rush hour on the Schuylkill Expressway ten times a week. Here's hoping more commuters do the math and figure out the smart way to go, for the sake of their pocketbooks and the planet.
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