Root of transit exit: gas prices, Uber, trolleys or quality?
Written by Miami Today on June 5, 2018
High gas prices have long been correlated with increased transit use. So why, with fuel costs at a three-year peak, are Miami-Dade County’s major transit modes in a seeming ridership freefall?
Average gas prices in South Florida last month reached $2.97 per gallon, 60 cents higher than in May 2015, according to US Energy Information Administration data. Theoretically, such a hike should drive up Metrorail, Metrobus and Metromover use, as more people are commuting daily at a greater cost of driving…To read the full story click here