Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The national average hit $3.76 on Wednesday, AAA said.
Wednesday, February 20
Gas prices have been rising rapidly, hitting a national average of $3.76 a gallon, according to Wednesday AAA data. The cheapest gas prices reported in Lawrenceville are hovering about a dime below that mark, GasBuddy.com says. The national average price is up nearly 20 cents from about a week ago, when the Christian Science Monitor reported that a combination of factors were driving up prices. High crude prices, financial speculation and seasonal refinery maintenance were blamed for the increase. There's no reason to expect prices to drop anytime soon, the Monitor reports. You can check local gas prices, and traffic conditions, on Lawrenceville Patch's Commute page. Have you noticed gas prices rising? Is the increase affecting your …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
For Labor Day, Patch examines why some professionals are willing to travel hundreds of miles every week for work. Would you consider a super commute?
At 5 a.m. three days a week, Mark Schofield wakes up in his home in Washington, D.C. to prepare for his commute -- to Philadelphia. By 6:15 a.m., he grabs a cup of coffee from the Starbucks in Washington’s Union Station. “The coffee there is stronger” than on Amtrak train No. 130, he says. It’s no wonder he needs a potent blast of caffeine: Schofield spends more than 15 hours riding each week to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. From there he catches a local train to his job at Haverford College in Delaware County. The commute adds roughly two and a half hours and 140 miles onto both ends of a 9-to-5 workday. His three-day commute, roundtrip, totals 840 miles—roughly the distance between Washington and Orlando, FL. For Schofield, and…
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Steve Ramey adds up the time and money it would take to make it from Gwinnett to Atlanta using public transportation.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Dear Editor, I just read the Atlanta Journal Constitution article about the Federal Government sending additional monies (our tax dollars) to Atlanta for the streetcar project ($72 million project before cost overruns). Has anyone put a pencil to the monetary return from such a project? According to the AJC article, 2330 riders are expected to ride the streetcars each day at $2 per ride. I used my trusty calculator to estimate that it will cost $27.7 million per mile for the 2.6 mile project. That seems a little pricey in itself but when you break it down to when the ridership will repay the investment it becomes just a little more significant. With $2 fares it will only take 26 million riders to pay for the project, mind you that does …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Carpooling, vanpooling, walking, biking and riding public transit are alternatives to the traditional commute of driving alone to work.
Maya Hargett works odd hours – sometimes staying up late at night on the phone with someone in Singapore; other days getting up early to do business with someone in India. But she's still able to spend most days at home with her 6-year-old daughter. “Most days I telecommute, so I get out of bed and walk to the office,” said Hargett, 34, a business analyst. On some days, about once a week, she drives from Lawrenceville to her office in Alpharetta. She began telecommuting at her employer's suggestion, and she's glad she made the switch. Because she sometimes works unusual hours and because much of her work involves interacting with people other than coworkers, Hargett said telecommuting is especially suited to her job. She's also glad to …