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Root of transit exit: gas prices, Uber, trolleys or quality?

Written by 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

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