Have Gas Prices Driven You to Public Transportation?

@vmenard (895)
United States
May 27, 2008 11:48am CST
Unfortunately there is no public transportation in our town. With the current gas prices have you turned to public transportation? I would use the public bus at least a couple of days a week if it was available. The price of gas will continue to rise and unfortunately wages won't keep up with fuel or groceries. Consumers must get wiser on their spending, but there is only so much that can be done.
3 responses
@jashley1 (746)
• United States
27 May 08
No, I would think about public transportation if it wasn't so slow, dirty, and so many strangers - especially because I have children. Realistically even in this economy, people are still going to budget to buy gas because they don't want to abandon their vehicles and the convenience therein. Especially families with children just because public transportation is not ideal for kids. In my city they do rideshare programs where people take turns driving these "rideshare" vans and commute with people in the same area who work in the city. Saves on gas and money definately! I've heard that Exxon Mobil stations are leading the rising gas prices? Not sure. But anyway, people always say use the little guys - Costco, AM/PM, BP to get your gas...this way it forces the stronger gas companies to lower their prices.
@vmenard (895)
• United States
27 May 08
I agree it's difficult with children riding the bus. The gas prices will really hurt the vacation spots this summer and businesses that depend on tourists. There are going to be fewer summer trips.
• United States
27 May 08
I donated my last car to the Purple Heart Car Donation organization. Just as I was ready to get another car, gasoline prices started soaring, so I decided not to buy and continued using public transportation. Living in towns without public transportation can be hard at times, however, those little towns are the ones I love so dearly. Maybe car pooling might help. We consumers need to put our heads together and come up with ways we can cut back and follow through with it.
@vmenard (895)
• United States
27 May 08
Car pooling is definitely an option we need to all try to use more. I think we all need to live with a little discomfort for the sake of relaxing our demand on oil.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
27 May 08
Not yet they haven't. But we are staying home alot more. We are not doing as many activities as we might otherwise be doing. My daughter just started her summer vacation. And we will be staying right where we are. It is a real shame.