Impact of Rising Gas Prices on Below-Poverty Commuters

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Impact of Rising Gas Prices on Below-Poverty Commuters

October 2, 2008

While the increase in gas prices has increased costs for all commuters, workers from households whose income is below the federal poverty level pay a larger proportion of their income for gas. This fact sheet uses data from the 2006 American Community Survey to quantify the relative burden of gas use for commuting.

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