Yesterday, I noticed the gas prices at the cheap Texaco near my place. The lowest grade gas was $2.91/gallon. It's probably clicked over to at least $3 by now.
$3/gallon! GAH! I remember [way back when] driving around until I could find gas for under $1 ... similar to those heady college days where we would drive around trying to find bottles of Boone's Farm for under $1.05.
$3/gallon has caused me to reevaluate my commuting situation. This month, with John gone, I have been driving to work every day. According to Google Maps, it's a 4 mile trip. GMC Envoys get about 15 mpg.
Doing the math ...
I use about 0.5 gallons per day for my commute. That would be $1.50. Not too bad, I guess. Except it also costs me between $4.50-$5 to park per day. $6.50 each day. Just to get to work.
So, today I decided to metro. One way from Fort Totten Station to Silver Spring Station during rush hour is $1.40. For a total commuting savings of [$6.50 - $2.80 = ] $3.70! Woo Hoo!
The actual travel time is about the same what with having to walk to and from the stations versus sitting at lots and lots of stoplights. I guess this week, I'll take public transportation when possible. Of course, when I drive the big honkin' SUV, my shoes don't get as wet.