Transit Make Cents
  Commuter Calculator

This calculator will help you to determine if you can save money commuting by using Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) instead of driving alone. You input the number of miles you travel to work and what you pay for parking and gas. We compare that total to the cost of paying cash fares on RT.

Ride RT and see how much money you’ll save.

Enter your daily travel miles to work (round-trip):
Enter your monthly travel days (5 days X 4 weeks):
Toll costs per day (if any):
Enter your monthly parking expenses (if any):
Enter average miles per gallon of your vehicle:
Enter how much do you spend on gasoline (per gallon):
Average vehicle costs per mile*:
Select an RT Pass for Comparison:
— OR — Enter discounted pass price**:
Your $avings using an RT Bus/Light Rail Pass
Cost to Drive Savings

The 2010 edition of AAA's Your Driving Costs study shows the overall average cost of owning and operating a passenger vehicle is 56.2 cents per mile, or $8,436 per year based on 15,000 miles of driving.

** Discounted Passes are sometimes subsidized by your employer or organization.
   RT Fare pricing current as of 1/1/09 (click for detailed fare information).


  Sacramento Regional Transit District