Why Ride The Bus?
Commuting by bus can save money in several ways over driving your own car
Are you still trying to decide if you should drive your own car to work or take the bus? Consider some reasons you should get on the bus.
- Save on fuel costs.
- Preserve your own vehicle against wear and tear.
- In some cases, you might not even need to purchase your own car.
- Get more rest by relaxing on the bus.
- Be more productive by getting work done while you are letting somebody else do the driving.
- Reduce the risk of accidents.
- Save money on insurance as a low-mileage driver.
Help reduce accidents and clean the air
If more people took the bus, traffic on the roads would decrease. Since more of the road traffic would be buses that are driven by professional drivers, it is very likely that accidents would also decrease. Of course, a large bus that holds 50 passengers is much more efficient than 50 cars. That means that fuel consumption would decrease. Additionally, carbon emissions would decrease, and we could all enjoy cleaner air.
Are you worried that you will get stuck downtown without a car when you need to get home quickly? Think about the money that you can save if you just take the bus every day. You will probably save hundreds of dollars per year when you compare the cost of bus fair vs. driving. If you had to take a taxi one or two times a year because of an emergency, you would still come out ahead.
What Is Project Ride Me?
Project Ride Me is actually a private company, and it is not run by the city or state. It is a privately held commuter bus company that was established first in Bangor, Maine. This operation was established in 2005, and it held a Maine incorporation. According to the most current estimates, this company produced revenue of $500,000 to $1,000,000 with 10 to 19 employees. Companies that are similar to Project Ride Me might offer services like shuttle buses, charters, etc.
There might be a great opportunity in businesses that give commuters alternative ways to get to work.