Tyler Residents Turn To Public Transit With Increase In Gas Prices - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

5/25/07-Tyler

Tyler Residents Turn To Public Transit With Increase In Gas Prices

More and more East Texans are choosing to use public transportation in Tyler because of high gas prices.  City officials counted about 150 more people rode the bus in April than in February or March.  Right now, four fixed routes are in operation in Tyler. Officials expect the number of people riding the bus to increase.

"If the gasoline prices continue on, there's a likelihood we'll see more ridership," said interim Tyler Transit System manager Davis Dickson.   "The fares that are for the bus routes are such a great difference and can get to your destination for far less cost."

The fare is 75 cents per stop for adults, 25 cents for children under 12 years old, or 35 cents for the elderly or an individual with a disability.

Oralia Ortega, Reporting.  ortega@ktlv.com

 

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