SUNDAY High fuel prices hurt everyone

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By Ralph Damiani

As we reported several days ago, high fuel prices are affecting the county and the schools, as well as each and every resident.

This is a double whammy as where does government get its money?

Well, the affect of high fuel prices are hurting across the board. Several counties are feeling the squeeze as fuel costs continue to rise around the nation.

With no relief in sight, temporary changes are quickly becoming policy.

Los Alamos is cutting back trips and encouraging more carpooling.

In Moriarty and Edgewood, the company that has handled school bus transportation for more than 20 years has grounded its entire fleet, citing the high price of diesel fuel as the main cause, reports the Associated Press. School officials there are scrambling to come up with a solution before school resumes.

State Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught has announced that there be an additional New Mexico Park-And-Ride bus in the fleet of eight buses between Albuquerque and Santa Fe to meet increased ridership demands.

This is in addition to an already existing bus route that leaves and departs at the same time on this route.

As fuel prices rise, people are looking for other ways to travel. This is so right here as ridership on Atomic City Transport is zooming up and up.

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