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AC Transit seeing boom in ridership

Original post made on Feb 3, 2014

For the second year in a row, AC Transit is experiencing a boom in ridership, with its Transbay lines showing particularly remarkable increases in passengers, including a 37.3% ridership jump on one line.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

"Whether caused by high fuel prices, greater concern for the environment or just a growing appreciation for the convenience of traveling by bus, we are beginning to notice a steady upward trend in the number of people using our services as their primary means of transportation,'' said AC Transit Board President Greg Harper. "

Conveniently left out of the discussion is the second most accurate answer behind fuel costs, which is that many former middle class people have been reduced to poverty in the last five or six years and can no longer afford other method to commute or travel.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I visit SF about once a month and I always take BART!

Maybe I'll try the bus sometime. Friends and I attend the symphony on weekends and sometimes a small group of us takes in a play at the Berkeley Rep...luv it! HOORAY!

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Posted by Down and Out
a resident of California Reflections
on Feb 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm

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