Transit Savings Report

Once a month, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) releases a “Transit Savings Report” which shows how much a person can save on a monthly and yearly basis by taking public transit. 

November 2013

Individuals who switch from driving to taking public transit can save, on average almost $9,986 this year, and up to $828 a month.

The top 20 cities with the highest transit ridership are ranked in order of their transit savings based on the purchase of a monthly public transit pass and factoring in local gas prices for November 25, 2013 and the local monthly unreserved parking rate.*

City Monthly Savings Annual Savings
1 New York $1,236 $14,834
2 San Francisco $1,081 $12,972
3 Boston $1,080 $12,962
4 Philadelphia $995 $11,934
5 Chicago $975 $11,698
6  Seattle $964 $11,570
7 Honolulu $959 $11,502
8 Los Angeles $923 $11,075
9 San Diego $877 $10,524
10 Portland $864 $10,368
11 Minneapolis $861 $10,334
12 Baltimore $858 $10,301
13 Denver $849 $10,183
14 Washington, D.C. $836 $10,032
15 Pittsburgh $812 $9,745
16 Cleveland $810 $9,724
17 Miami $792 $9,503
18 Atlanta $783 $9,389
19 Dallas $775 $9,298
20 Las Vegas $755 $9,055

*Based on gasoline prices as reported by AAA on 11/25/13



 

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