Posted at 7:59 AM on March 7, 2008
by Julia Schrenkler
National Public Radio's Frank Langfitt reports that Americans are using less gasoline. Are we finally fed up with the prices? Langfitt's article notes:
"The last time gas use fell — other than after Hurricane Katrina — was more than a decade ago. That it's falling again now suggests that high prices are finally influencing behavior. Since November, prices have averaged $3 a gallon or more. That's the longest they've ever stayed that high."
"No one can afford to leave their home. I think that's 80% of it. Although I do notice more people on the bus, and the transit department has reported increased ridership." - Gretchen Lee Bourquin
"More people are walking short distances instead of driving" - Sunaura