By. Xiao Ming Bao
NEW YORK – High gas prices and a slow economic recovery, triggering the Americans do anything to reduce spending. One way is to leave the private car and start using public transportation.
American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found that, on average, use public transport rather than cars, can save up to U.S. $ 830 a month, and U.S. $ 9,956 per year. Research in a new report uses the average gas price nationwide of U.S. $ 3.64 per gallon.
The study calculates the savings of individuals in households containing two people in 20 American cities, by comparing gas prices, maintenance costs, and parking fees for cars without reservations, at a cost that is spent on transportation card monthly.
10 American cities, where residents prefer to leave personal vehicles and using public transport.
At number 10 is San Diego. In this city, Americans could make savings of U.S. $ 863 monthly and annual U.S. $ 10.360. While Minneapolis is located in the ninth, the monthly savings for using public transportation could reach U.S. $ 884, and on an annual basis reached U.S. $ 10,610.
Los Angeles in the next position, with monthly and annual savings reached respectively U.S. $ 891 and U.S. $ 10,692. Likewise Honolulu possible monthly savings to reach U.S. $ 945 and the annual amount of U.S. $ 11,377.
In order to-6 is the city of Chicago. Stop using private vehicles could save the cost of U.S. $ 976 on a monthly basis and U.S. $ 11,716 annually. Philadelphia then that reduces the monthly cost of U.S. $ 977 and U.S. $ 11,729 yearly.
While in Seattle, residents turn to public transport, considered able to save a monthly fee of U.S. $ 995 and U.S. $ 11,939 yearly. As in San Francisco, the cost of living capable pressed U.S. $ 1,088 on a monthly basis and U.S. $ 13,060 annually.
In second place is Boston. In this city, switching to public transportation would save enough funds, ie U.S. $ 1,131 on a monthly basis and U.S. $ 13,575 annually.
While New York, took first place for the funds saved when replacing private vehicles to public transport. Mainly because the city is known as the most expensive cities. The savings could reach U.S. $ 1,220 per month and U.S. $ 14,643 per year.