Gas Prices Send Surge of Riders to Mass Transit

In the last several months, public mass transit ridership around the US has skyrocketed, while gas consumption is falling for the first time since 1991. Many transit systems are reaching capacity, which was unheard of even a year ago, and others are looking to aggressively expand, meaning more, better, and faster service. We’re starting to see the first benefits of higher gas prices, even as many other parts of the economy suffer.