Trimet riders save $859 a month


The average Portland-area commuter who takes Trimet instead of driving saves $859 each month, a new study found.

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The average Portland-area commuter who takes Trimet instead of driving saves $859 each month, a new study by the American Public Transportation Association found.

Portland ranked 11th out of the top 20 transits-savings cities.

Annual savings are $10,312, the national transit advocacy group reported.

The savings, APTA said, are based on the July 14 average national gas price ($3.66 for a gallon of regular) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate. 

“Making the change to public transit today gives individuals the opportunity to lower their transportation costs,” the group said in a news release, “without sacrificing their freedom and mobility.”

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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