Your Cost of Driving vs. Riding DART
Do your share for cleaner air.
Since an estimated 55 percent of air pollution in North Texas is caused by emissions from vehicles such as cars and trucks, the most important thing any North Texan can do to improve air quality is to drive less. (View more air quality resource links)
Riding DART can save you money and help you do your share for cleaner air.
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On 6.26.15, North Texans joined in doing at least one extra thing for clean air. Previously on July 7, Clean Air Action Day is now the first Friday of summer every year. Incorporate a clean air strategy when traveling to work, making Friday night plans, getting the weekend started early with a trip to the lake or in another way.
To sustain momentum:
- Remember clean air choices and incorporate them in your routine as often as possible.
- Travel smarter with the help of transportation resources.
- Know the current air quality index and health effects of high concentrations of ozone in the air.
- Sign up for Clean Air Mail, a monthly e-newsletter with air quality news and tips.
|Additional DART Information:
» Bicycle Commuter Information
» Purchase DART Monthly Passes Online
» DART Pass Outlet Locations
Air Quality Resource Links:
» Air North Texas
Go Green, Breathe Clean. A Campaign for Clean Air.
» Try Parking It
» Drive Clean Texas
» North Central Texas Council of Governments Air Quality Information
» Carbon Calculator (Link courtesy of TerraPass. DART is not affiliated with this organization.)
** Estimate provided by the AAA publication, Your Driving Costs, updated by AAA every spring. In coming up with the estimate of 58 cents above, AAA figures in average fuel, routine maintenance, tires, insurance, license and registration, loan finance charges and depreciation costs for an automobile that is driven 15,000 miles per year. Excludes loan payment. Fuel prices are based on late-2014 national average gas price of $2.855 per gallon. This estimate is provided by AAA.
Your estimated monthly cost of driving calculation does not include the average fuel price of $2.855 per gallon provided by AAA in order to allow for a current gas price calculation to be performed.
[58.00¢ - 11.21¢ = 46.79¢. For the purposes of this estimate, number used for adjusted average cost per-mile is 47¢. Please see page 6-7 of 2015 Your Driving Costs PDF for more information about the AAA estimate.]
AAA has been conducting this annual analysis since 1950. That year, driving a car 10,000 miles annually cost 9 cents a mile, and gasoline sold for 27 cents per gallon.