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Fuel costs increase public bus use

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

June 23, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  More people are using public transportation in Albany.   Albany Transit officials don't have hard numbers for this month, but drivers say they are seeing new faces board the buses.

Director Nedra Woodyatt says she's not surprised. As fuel prices continue to increase, she expects public transportation will become the norm for many others.

"Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., they're already seeing it. Their trains and buses are full to capacity and it's just going to continue to trickle its way down."  

Tuesday night, city commissioners will vote on the budget for this fiscal year which will include a Rate increase for public transit. Right now the base fare is one dollar. In the proposed budget that will increase by a quarter. 

If you are interested in riding the bus and want to check out rate fees and schedules, click HERE.      

 

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