Taking the bus to work can save a lot of money. Here's a good link with a chart showings saving by city: Bus vs. Car
After adding up the price it seems a great deal could be saved. In my city it cost around $40 dollars for a monthly bus pass with unlimited rides. Plus you will get some exercise in walking to bus stops. Also the stress of driving is taken out of your day, allowing you to arrive at work in a great mood.
I think this is a good choice as the funding will help develop more public transportation. Can't forget to mention a bicycle. Then you will be getting a good amount of exercise. Most buses have bike racks that are pretty easy to use. I found it quite useful.