Is Car Pooling the Best Way to handle Transportation Costs due to increasing oil prices?
Carpooling seems to be the immediate solution to counter the ever-escalating oil price increases. It is good to talk among your friends, colleagues and/or officemates the arrangements of carpooling, but I believe this is one good suggestion we have at hand. Aside from saving up on gas, you get to bond with each other on your way to the office, which is a rare opportunity nowadays given our toxic schedule.
Another good suggestion would be taking the train ( MRT Metro rail train) and LRT ( light rail train) or monorail or the subways or the el's. On top of being free from the traffic hustle, you can be assured of a speedy, on time arrival to your destination.
Or if you are not the type of person who'd like to inter-act with people early in the mornings, or catch up with the trains and one who would rather drive your own car, but still minimize the use of gas, then why not let go of your SUVs or big cars and settle for either diesel engined cars or better yet, buy those smaller cars that require less gasoline consumption. That way, you still enjoy your privacy (and solace) , get to leave the house at your own time and pace and still save up on the increasing price of gasoline.
There are a lot of choices actually. You just have to find what is most suitable to your lifestyle!