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Nine Ways You Can Fit Transit Into Your Busy Life

We know that not many people are ready to permanently park their car and start using transit for all their travel. But here are a few tips that might help you loosen the grip on your steering wheel, and help you begin using transit every now and then. A little change by many can result in positive changes in carbon emissions, congestion, and quality of life.


1.    Try using your car just one or two days a week. Use these days to run errands before or after work, or at lunch.


2.    Are you dropping kids off at daycare? Find out if your daycare is on a bus route (many are) and see if you can leave your car there for the day, and take the bus from your daycare to your work location, and back again at the end of the day.

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How Much Can You Save By Riding Transit?

If you live in Chelan and travel to Wenatchee, that is a distance of roughly 70 miles each day. If your vehicle gets an average of 20 miles per gallon, you will use 3.5 gallons of gas each day. By the time you are reading this, you may be paying $4.00 for a gallon of gas, which means that drive each day is costing you $14. Multiply that by 5 and you just spent $70 a week, or $280 a month. Yearly costs are over $3300.

Currently, a Link Transit pass that gives you unlimited rides for a month between Wenatchee and Chelan, Leavenworth, or Waterville costs just $50. You will more than pay for that in fuel saved in less than one week. If you don't ride every day, a single ride costs $2.00 and a day pass costs just $4.00, less than a third of what that trip would have cost you in fuel.  We have proposed to our Board of Directors that we increase the cost of a single ride between Wenatchee and Chelan, Leavenworth, or Waterville to $2.50, $5 for a day pass, and $80 for a monthly pass. Even with these increases, the savings realized over what fuel would be for a personal vehicle are in excess of $2000 over a years time. I know I wouldn't mind having saved that much just in gas in a year. It's kind of like getting a raise!

Use this link to figure your own costs of commuting. 

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Welcome to our new blog!

picture_1.pngWelcome to Link Transit’s blog!

After several months of contemplation on whether or not to enter the world of blogging, I finally made the jump. We all know that there are a lot more sexy or exciting things to read or write about than public transit, but we can leave that stuff for the other guys. This blog will be a forum for learning about Link Transit, asking questions, making suggestions and generally creating awareness about what it is Link Transit does and why it is important to our communities. Occasionally I will share information about transit on a national level, including legislation affecting transit and how it may impact Link Transit, as well as other interesting news about public transportation and the contribution it plays in all of our lives.

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Happy reading!

Eric

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