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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Reader response

Here's some reader response to the effect of rising gas costs on work/life balance. It's from the marketing director of Tri-Rail.

Hi Cindy,

Your article on people changing their patterns due to the high cost of commuting couldn’t come at a better time for us. This week, we increased service by 33%, going from 30 to 40 trains a day. Workers can commute for as little as $60 a month if their companies are members of our Employer Discount Program. That tariff also includes free transfers to the county buses and Metrorail. Weekend fares are as low as $2 to ride all day Saturday or Sunday. Hopefully, more commuters will begin to consider public transportation as an alternative to the high cost of driving.

Bonnie Arnold
Director of Marketing
South Florida Regional
Transportation Authority / Tri-Rail

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