by Christa Lollis
Gas prices are constantly rising so many drivers are turning to alternate transportation. In East Texas the Brazos Transit System is a solution to the problem for hundreds of people each day. "It's very efficient. It's very economical. It goes all around town and the drivers are so wonderful and friendly and helpful," rider Ginger Ochoa said.
Just a few months ago the buses saw just over a hundred riders on an average day. But now, with gas prices drawing closer to 4 dollars, ridership is closer to 400 people a day. T.H. Wilson Sr. an employee with Brazos Transit said, "We expect it to continue to increase because the more you increase the price of gas and not having the wages to coincide with it the more people are going to have to cut corners."