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Posted Tue Sep 2 2008: from Sudbury Start (Canada):
Canadians more willing to ride the bus, but transit systems are letting them down
A survey commissioned by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Canadian Urban Transit Association found that consumers want to take public transit, but lack of buses and trains plus long waiting times are acting as a deterrent. More than 40 per cent of those questioned said they would seriously consider taking local transit if gas prices continue to rise. The responses suggest that transit ridership could triple as a result of higher gas prices, a joint news release from the FCM and CUTA said.
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