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Beating high gas prices

Updated:

April 29, 2008

Albany -- As gas prices continue to climb, people across the country from New Jersey to California are feeling the pinch.

Truckers have staged protests in several states demanding lower diesel prices. And in West Virginia, one man has turned to perhaps the most fuel efficient transportation there is - a horse.

In Albany, where gas prices are above $3.50 a gallon, the cost is not only affecting those that drive cars, but those that want to buy one. Buying a car right now is a difficult price to pay for Asareuben Wallace.

He says, "It's going to take $50.00 or $60.00 a week. So every 2 weeks, it's going to be like $100.00 or $150.00."

So for now, Wallace takes Albany Public Transit to work for the price of $5.00 a week - less than what it costs for 2 gallons of gas.

Wallace says even when he purchases a car, he still plans to use public transit. And if prices continue to get higher at the pump, Asareuben may not be the only one making that choice.

Albany Transit officials have said they haven't seen a spike in the number of passengers using public transportation as an alternative to driving but say it could be on the horizon.

For drivers searching for a deal on gas prices, there are several websites available where you can compare prices and even receive text message alerts of the lowest gas prices in your area. Click on the links below for more information.

Mapquest Gas Prices

GeorgiaGasPrices.com

GasBuddy.com