5 Ways to Save Time and Money on Your Daily Commute
Many people realize that there are benefits to looking at alternatives to the normal process of the daily commute. However, many do not realize just how much they can save and how they can help the environment and their fellow commuters. Below, you can find 5 simple but effective ways you can save time and money on your daily commute.
1. The Emergency Ride Home (ERH)
The Emergency Ride Home program that offers free emergency taxi services for commuters in South Florida. Currently the areas that South Florida Commuter Services and the ERH cover include:
- Palm Beach
- St. Lucie
?Seen by many as a type of commuters insurance, this program helps cover you and your carpool companions in the event of illness, family emergency, or last minute changes in your work schedule.
2. Bike Riding
More and more people are turning to bike riding as a way to get to and from work or the store. Biking is not just for the short commutes but can easily be combined with transit systems to accommodate longer commutes. You save money on gas and vehicle wear and tear, no bus fares or parking fees, and you can keep yourself healthy and active.
3. Carpooling for Colleges and Universities
South Florida Commuter Services has formed a partnership with many colleges and universities in the South Florida area. Together they offer carpooling services where you can sign up and find fellow students who have a similar campus schedule as you. They will help you find the right people for your carpool. The campuses currently involved in the carpooling program include:
- Broward College
- Barry University
- Florida Atlantic University
- Florida Career College
- Florida International University
- Indian River State College
- Lynn University
- Miami Dade College
- Nova Southeastern University
- Palm Beach State College.
4. Public Transit System
Public transit systems are becoming more and more popular as they provide and economical and dependable option for commutes. Transit can be a great asset to those who live and work near the stops and who have a very set and stead schedule as far as their work times. The cost for round trips is usually far less than what you would spend on gas for the same round trip. Additionally, you can get discounts for frequent use passes and other deals and discounts to save yourself even more money.
The final method of saving money on the commute is to start a carpooling service with your co-workers. Often times it is surprising how close some of your co-workers live to you. Why not set up rotating car pool and you all can save some money on gas. The more people in your carpool, the lower your expense. However you set up the carpool and whether you use it two days a week or five days, it can help save you money and every little bit helps!