Bus vs. Automobile

Transit vs. Automobile Costs

Walking to transit stop and taking transit 
Fare ($1.50 each way)
Total $3.00

Driving Alone 
Gasoline & oil ($0.06/mile) $1.20
Maintenance & tires ($0.04/mile) $0.80
Parking (est.) $5.00
Total $7.00

These amounts don't include the fixed cost to own a car. AAA estimates the cost at $12.34-$17.06 per day (based on 15,000 miles per year). Fixed costs include insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation and finance charges.