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Budget Savvy - Transit Smart!

Taking transit is a great way to save money. By riding the train or bus to work instead of driving alone, you can greately reduce how often you fill up your gas tank and eliminate hefty parking fees. In some cases you can even save money on your car insurance.

Average commute distance for people who take the train to work in Seattle: 25 milesi
Driving to Work Cost
Drive (20 mpgii, gas $3.50/galloniii) $8.75
Parking +$10.00
TOTAL PER DAY =$18.75
Taking Sounder to Work Cost
Sounder round-trip ticket* $7.50
Parking +$.00
TOTAL PER DAY =$7.50
Savings
$11.25/day ... $56.25/week ... $225/month!

iCommute Seattle
iiAnswers.com
iiiAAA Washington
* to/from Auburn Station (c. 26 miles)

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Regional Transit Map Book available

Sound Transit has made our Regional Transit Map Book available - it's a 24-page collection of regional and local transit maps, service information, and provider contacts. Get it here >

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Ride a Bike

Make biking part of the equation

Did you know in about 15 minutes, you can bike about three miles?  Get to your bus stop or train station quickly, while you connect to your city, breathe fresh air and reduce stress.  

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