WAMC New England News
4:13 am
Mon June 5, 2006

Substantial Impact of High Gas Prices in Rural Areas

Plattsburgh, NY – The high gas prices of late are creating problems for everyone. Taxis and bus companies are requesting fare increases. Businesses that once provided free delivery are no longer offering the service. Volunteer agencies delivering meals to seniors are having trouble finding or reimbursing drivers. In rural areas, where a vehicle is virtually mandatory because of greater distances the impact is being substantially felt. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..