Action Guide

Get on the Bus

Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2 Savings: 811 lbs CO2 / $154 Bookmark and Share

Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.

Why You Should Do It

You’ll save money on gas and get a chance to relax while you get from point A to point B.  Listen to music, read a book, solve a Sudoku and let your driver do the hard work!  The average bus commuter also gets more walking in on an average day than a driver, so it’s also a great way to insure you’re getting a little exercise and save energy at the same time.

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What It Costs

Depending on where you are in the state, a bus fare can range from $0.60 to $2.25.  You can usually save by purchasing stored value cards that can be used over and over again.

How to Do It

  1. Select “Add to My Challenge” and pledge to take the bus instead of driving at least one day a week.
  2. Look up your local transit authority for schedules and fares.
  3. Pick a day where it will work best for you to take the bus.
  4. Make it part of your weekly schedule.
  5. Congratulate yourself for saving energy and money and making a difference for Minnesota!

Make It a Family Activity

Go For a Ride!  The next time you plan a family outing to your favorite spot, see how easy it is to get there by public transportation.  Then bring the whole family together for the ride.


  • Kristellekay says:

    hahahaha :) bus fun!

  • blondie says:


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