Gas prices sting US workers who depend on their cars
By DEE-ANN DURBIN
AP Business Writer
DETROIT (AP) – Millions of Americans who rely on their cars for work are changing their habits, signing up for carpools or even ditching their cars for bicycles as gas prices recently hit $5 per gallon for the first time ever.
This week, it’s averaging $4.95 per gallon nationwide, up from $3.06 per gallon a year ago, according to AAA.
Some help could be on the way. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden asked Congress to suspend federal gas taxes for three months, which would shave 18.4 cents per gallon off the price of gas.
He also called on states to suspend their own gas taxes. But in the meantime, gas is straining budgets.
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6/23/2022 8:57:27 AM (GMT -5:00)