You would think by not having my car up here I would be saving loads of money on gas. Not so. I of course don’t spend any money on gas, but the price of public transportation is not exactly cheap. I’m able to separate out the fact I’m doing my part for the environment though, so I guess some good does come out of it. I take the metro to the university shuttle every day and that cost $4. That’s about 1.50 gallons of gas. Even if I was getting atrocious gas mileage, I’d still be able to drive the two miles easily for less gas than that. I guess that’s the “convenience” of the metro, even though it’s not as frugal a convenience as you might think.