Fuel costs hurt transit industry too

Posted on June 5, 2008 by Dan Reichard

The price of gas is front page news these days. Over-the-road truckers are at a point where fueling their vehicles eats up their profits and livelihood.  Airlines are looking for ways to stay aloft via surcharges.

While these industries have made headlines with the hits they've taken due to skyrocketing fuel costs, have you seen anything in the media about how transit agencies are reworking their budgets to reflect the cost of diesel fuel?  No.

Instead, the headlines tout big ridership increases and how transit agencies are expanding their bus fleets to handle the demand.  Should we not be letting the public know that we are hurting  too?

Until next time,

Dan

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