Cities struggle as commuters flock to public transportation

07/17/2008 | CNN

As commuters increasingly turn to public transportation as an alternative to high gas prices, cities are struggling to keep up with the demand. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has ordered additional subway cars, buses and commuter rail coaches while the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is buying 400 hybrid buses and 120 railcars. Other transit services are adjusting their schedules and the frequency of buses and trains to meet the demand even as operating costs rise.

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