MORE RIDERS * USA - Addressing the demand for buses
In yet another sign that the high price of gas is changing behavior, bus lines across Connecticut are reporting spikes in ridership
Greenwich,CT,USA -The Greenwich Time -5 July 2008: -- ... Many people are finding that despite the convenience factor of driving alone, there are serious monetary gains to be had from using mass transit... Recent numbers show 8.5 percent more riders on CTTransit express buses over last year. Anecdotal evidence elsewhere also indicates gains. But with the increase comes an unforeseen problem - the need for capacity... So the time to consider capacity is now... Increasing it would require money, in an economy when public subsidies are increasingly hard to come by. It would also mean tough choices on spending and perhaps sacrifices on little-used transit lines... Commuters are being forced to make difficult decisions of their own. Public transit lines ought to follow suit...
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