UnderstaNding the true cost of transportation
FoR the gas & roads we drive on $ 4.52 a day (only 1/2 is commute)
for gas, oil etc...
52 cents a daygas taxes (80% of 65 cents total - for roads):
50 cents a dayto cities and counties to build and maintain their own streets and roads and pay for their policing (in addition to the 1/4 of state gas sales tax they receive) .
if you give up your car to
ride RAIL, you save on average another $15.50 a day in
owning an auto.
Actually smart rail will result in less people giving up their cars because the money, mis-directed towards rail, could have otherwise been more cost-effectively spent on express or rapid bus instead.$23 million out of the $70 million that otherwise would have gone towards bus . ALL TO BE SPENT IN the next 2 years
for transit $9.63 a day
50 cents per day - sales tax depending on where you live and shop.
- SMART FARE - average roundtrip 60 miles @ $9 roundtrip, needed.