Gas Prices: Are They Affecting Travel?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

As the summer season comes closer and closer, one question abounds: where are you going for vacation? If you have a large car and a large family, the answer might be closer to home. Gas prices are at a nearly all-time high around the U.S. So, is it really affecting behavior? We've been asking listeners to weigh in with the prices at the pump in their own communities, and whether or not that will have an impact on summer travel. John Manrique, Takeaway listener on WLRN in South Florida talks about his expensive commute. And other listeners weigh in.

Sarah from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. says: I live over 40 miles from my job, so I have to drive on cruise control so that my tank will last me, you know instead of four or five days, maybe seven or eight days. Maybe eventually start trying to carpool because it's getting really, really expensive.

Guests:

John Manrique

Produced by:

Jim Colgan and Jen Poyant

Comments [1]

Peg from Southern Tier NY

Our rural park and ride lots along highways now have 20-40 vehicles in each when they used to have about 5.

Americans need to TAKEAWAY their blinders - Oil and gas are not renewable resources and the whole world is competing for the dregs. Gas prices will continue to rise no matter what our government does.

May. 19 2011 08:12 AM

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