Trying to guess what the cost of gasoline is going to be from one week to the next is kind of like picking winning lottery numbers.
Yet we have to drive to campus, go to work, or both every week. As more of your hard earned money goes into your gas tank, now may be the perfect time to think about sharing a ride to and from campus every week. Sharing a ride with someone is also a great way to help make our planet just a little more green.
In recent years, OCCS has surveyed commuter students to determine, among other things, how far they travel to and from campus. Did you know that 21% indicated they live 11 to 20 miles from campus and 35% noted that they live more than 21 miles from campus? That is a lot of driving every week.
While it may not be possible to carpool everyday, even doing so once a week could save you some real money over the course of the month. How much could you be saving every week if you carpooled, one, two, three, or more days a week?
Take a moment and calculate how much it costs to drive your car to and from campus every week. You may be surprised to learn how much you spend on gas every month.
If you're ready to try carpooling, check out the Monmouth University Bulletin Board which has a ridesharing link: MU Bulletin Board - Rideshare Board. You can see if other people from Monmouth are traveling your way or you can post a carpooling ad of your own.
To learn more about carpooling and commuting in New Jersey, check out NJ Commuter.com.
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