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Gas prices still too low to consider mass transit

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A recent online poll in The Business Journal of Jacksonville asked people at what price for gasoline would they carpool or take mass transit to work. Results show an extreme reluctance to give up the car.

"Given a choice between a 20-minute drive and a 90-minute mass transit trip, the cost of gasoline is fairly irrelevant," wrote one respondent.

For some, mass transit simply isn't an option.

I suspect that the results would vary greatly depending on the currently quality of mass transit in the region.