Rising gasoline prices have more Michiganders riding the bus

Mar 31, 2012

Public transportation is becoming more popular in Michigan as gasoline prices soar.

Gasbuddy.com reports the average price for a gallon of gas leaped to $4.10 this week.

Clark Harder is the president of the Michigan Public Transit Association.   Harder says bus ridership has been rising along with the price of gas in Michigan.

“For a lot of people four dollars is kind of a trigger factor that causes them to think about parking their car and trying out transit," says Harder.

Harder says more Michiganders may opt to ride the bus if gas prices start approaching five dollars a gallon later this spring.