Gas Prices Leading Many to the Bus

Gas Prices Leading Many to the Bus

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KSL Newsradio's Mary Richards reportingGas prices may be dipping a bit, but they are still high enough to force people to make changes. In fact, more high school students are now riding the bus these days than driving.

A bus pulls up and drops off a whole crowd of high school students, even juniors and seniors who could drive if they wanted.

The Jordan School District reports 50% more students on the buses; the Davis School District is seeing 20% more riders. Many students say if gas prices go down more they'll drive, but they've found some bus benefits. They say they can make friends, talk on the phone, and sleep on the way to school.

Gas prices have dropped 15 cents in the last two weeks in Utah, to $2.60 for a gallon of regular, but market watchers say it may not last. Analysts say the recent drop is a result of summer over-supply, and that's quickly going away.

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