Driving alone to work is the most expensive way to go. Between the cost of gas, maintenance, and tolls, your wallet feels a lot lighter by the end of the week! A daily 40 mile round trip (e.g. Rochester to Portsmouth) can cost between $3,000 and $6,000 a year (depending on the price of gas and your vehicle’s fuel efficiency).
Consider carpooling, taking the bus, biking or walking to work, or telecommuting – even if it’s just once or twice a week.
You will save money and reduce stress. In addition to helping your wallet and health, you will protect the environment and reduce traffic for everyone.