Gas Prices Impact Bus Service
As gas prices rise, options are limited for most of us who need to get from place to place.
Some drivers have cut back on non-essential trips, others are using alternative forms of transportation like a bike or the bus.
Even filling up a small tank is painful when gas is fast approaching 4 bucks a gallon, but when your business uses 22000 gallons of gas every week it's excruciating.
Gainesville's Regional Transit Service says when gas prices first started to inch towards the four dollar mark in 2008, they increased rates and planned ahead.
It's allowed them to hold their prices steady since the 2009 fiscal year.
The bus service uses a diesel, bio-diesel blend.
Diesel prices are subject to the volatile oil market, bio-diesel remains a little more steady.
RTS says they have no immediate plans to raise rates now, but adds it's something they might have to consider for the 2012 fiscal year if gas prices continue to rise.
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