I have started taking the bus. I crunched some numbers and decided that it was cheaper to take the bus than to drive. This was just including the price of gas. But on top of gas, you also need to consider the decrease in insurance and the wear and tear on your car. For me, this isn’t really all that inconvenient. It takes about an hour rather than 30 minutes. I think what I like about it best of all is that there is considerably less opportunity to smack up my car. I have had some close calls recently on the road so it is nice to abdicate the responsibility of the vehicle to the bus driver.