Thursday, April 3, 2008

Is the Cost of Gas Causing You To Seek Out Alternative Transportation Options?

The Boston Globe is looking for people who have recently switched to taking public transportation as a result of the increase in gas prices. You can read their inquiry here.

If you have started taking the commuter rail or a MBTA bus/train, you can contact Noah Bierman at nbierman AT

This is the impetus for the inquiry:
High gas prices may be sending more commuters to public transportation, with a nearly 10 percent spike in MBTA trips in January and February compared with a year ago.

Almost every category – commuter rail, subway, bus – saw big increases this year in the number of riders, according to statistics released by the MBTA. Commuter boat traffic was the exception as some riders probably fled to the new Greenbush commuter rail line.

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