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Buses See Spike In Riders In Wake Of High Gas Prices

Posted September 17, 2005 10:40 a.m. EDT

— The price at the pump is driving many people to look for other ways to get around, and some are turning to public transportation.

Typically, Durham's DATA buses average 13,000 riders a day, officials said.

In the past three weeks, officials have seen numbers spike as high as 17,000 a day.

The Triangle Transit Authority does not have updated numbers available yet, but TTA officials said they also have seen a sharp increase in riders.