Phoenicians hop on bus over gas prices

[Source: The Associated Press] — Bus ridership in metro Phoenix increased during January, February, and March from the same time a year ago as more and more commuters left their cars at home, Valley Metro officials said.  In March, Valley Metro recorded an average of 6,861 bus boardings daily, an increase of 15.9 percent from March 2007’s numbers.  January and February posted increases of 8.5 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively, Valley Metro officials said.  “Gas prices have an impact on the demand of our services,” said Susan Tierney, Valley Metro spokeswoman.

Gas prices last week according to AAA hit a state average of $3.40.  A less strenuous commute, continued promotion, employer subsidies, and air-quality concerns were other factors cited by riders and officials as reasons for getting more people on the bus.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]

To find the least expensive gas price in your neighborhood, click here for the MapQuest Gas Price Calculator.

Posted on April 28, 2008, in Downtown Vitality, Finances, Neighborhoods, Sustainability, Transportation and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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