Save money on your commute |

Save money on your commute

Transportation Responsibility & YouSabrina HarrisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. With gas prices on the rise again, regional commuters should try to get to work either by carpooling or riding the bus. Both of these options are viable ways to save you money on gas and car maintenance and parking. Think how much you could be saving by changing the way you get to work each day.Carpooling can save you more than half of what is normally spent by sharing your commute with one other person. You also create less demand on the roadways by sharing a ride – you lessen the traffic congestion in Glenwood Springs. Remember, you can start off by trying it only a few days a week.

Riding the bus can also help you save money on commute costs and eliminate parking costs, not to mention the hassle of searching for a parking space. A Grand Hogback pass from Rifle, Silt or New Castle to Glenwood Springs will cost you $81 per month. You can also purchase punch passes that can save you approximately 40 percent off the cost of paying cash to the drivers. If you consider all the money you put into your car for commuting purposes, alternative transportation will help you save your hard-earned money. Think of all the other things you could be doing with your money besides putting it into your car for commuting purposes – beach vacations, your kid’s college fund, or paying off debt.

The benefits of reducing congestion in Glenwood Springs outweigh the need to drive alone to work. Carpooling and riding the bus make sense. Try another way today and keep our community in motion.For information about bus schedules, purchasing bus passes, registering to find carpool partners or other transportation options, please call 384-6437 or e-mail

Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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