Commute Cost and Carbon: Choose Your Way to Save
Owning and driving an automobile contributes to global warming and is expensive! Transforming your drive-alone commute into another transportation mode (carpool, vanpool, transit, bicycle, walking, etc.) adds up to more discretionary money for you and takes a load off the environment.
Calculate your commute cost to see how much you can save!
Visit the American Public Transportation Association’s calculator for commuting costs by car versus public transportation here.
Helpful links when calculating your commute:
- Your vehicle’s mileage per gallon? Use the Federal Fuel Economy Guide.
- For daily average gas prices, go to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report.
- For the distance of your commute, utilize Google Maps.
- For public transportation fares, visit Metro or Sound Transit.
- Could you do without the cost of owning a car? Go to AAA's Gas Pricing/Your Driving Costs page to see the up-to-date information you’re looking for.
Other interesting links concerning CO2 emissions:
- Want to know how your automobile emissions compare to other greenhouse gas influences? The EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator will tell you.
- Wondering how one gallon of gasoline weighing 6 pounds combusts to 19.4 pounds of CO2? Learn how here.
- Learn more from the EPA about automobile greenhouse gas emissions in the US.