The President’s Day weekend brings promises of big savings on major items such as cars, appliances and furniture. However, if your goal is to save large amounts of money without committing to a big purchase, taking public transportation is one of the best ways to rack up presidential size savings. Consider the facts from the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) February Transit Savings Report, individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $830 this month, and $9,960 annually. That’s not just in the winter, the savings extend all year round.
These savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the February 11, 2014 average national gas price ($3.31 per gallon- reported by AAA), and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
APTA releases this monthly Transit Savings Report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.
The national average for a monthly unreserved parking space in a downtown business district is $166.26, according to the 2012 Colliers International Parking Rate Study. Over the course of a year, parking costs for a vehicle can amount to an average of $1,995.
Public Transportation Advisory Council (PTAC)
2nd Saturday of each month at 11:00 am
at Mimmo's Restaurant on Public Square
Ridership Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesday of each Month at 2:00 pm
at LCCC's Corporate Learning Center
on Public Square
Scheduled Meetings of the LCTA Board:
TUESDAY - APRIL 22nd, 2014
TUESDAY - MAY 20th, 2014
TUESDAY - JUNE 24th, 2014
TUESDAY - JULY 22nd, 2014
TUESDAY - AUGUST 26th, 2014
TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2014
TUESDAY - OCTOBER 28th, 2014
TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 25th, 2014
TUESDAY - DECEMBER 16th, 2014
Work Sessions begin at 3:00 pm followed by the Public Board Meeting at 4:00 pm.