The cost of gas has had a lot of people talking lately. With a national average of $3.761 – nearly 20 cents higher than last year’s average – it’s hard to ignore the increase in travel costs. Thankfully it seems that prices may be on their way back down.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NATION?
It’s true that a 3/10 of a cent drop from Tuesday’s national average isn’t a lot to get excited about. However, more states are seeing gas prices hold steady and even decrease. See how Bethesda and Chevy Chase gas prices compare to those throughout the nation and find out ways to cut down on travel expenses.
HOW DO CHEVY CHASE GAS PRICES RANK?
Gas prices around Bethesda and Chevy Chase ranged from $3.87 to $4.69 as of March 7. Compared to other Maryland cities, Baltimore has dropped to $3.67, while Hagerstown has increased to $3.77.
Compared to gas prices among states, Maryland ranks 28 with an average of $3.70 a gallon. Wyoming has the lowest gas prices averaging $3.19, while Hawaii comes in at the highest at $4.37.
SPEND LESS ON GAS IN CHEVY CHASE
Bethesda-Chevy Chase commuters may want to take advantage of these ideas to avoid getting ripped at the pump.
Bicycle to Work If you have a reasonable commute, make the most of the recent springtime temperatures and try biking to work. You’ll not only save money, but also get in some exercise time.
Start A Carpool Organizing a carpool among your co-workers will certainly cut down on gas and take use of the HOV lanes. Many commuter/carpool services are available online. Find out which current Bethesda-Chevy Chase carpools work with your schedule.
Use Public Transportation If you have a long commute, you might benefit from taking the bus or the Metro. Many Chevy Chase neighborhoods are in close proximity to public transportation outlets. For instance, Friendship Heights offers residents a shuttle to Metrorail and Metrobus stations. Whether you go by bus or rail, you’ll definitely notice a difference in your cost to commute.
Know of any good ways to cut down on gas? As always, feel free to leave us a comment.