Gas prices sting US workers who depend on their cars

Millions of Americans who rely on their vehicles for work are changing their habits, signing up for carpools or riding bicycles as gas prices hit $5 per gallon.


National News

June 23, 2022 - 2:03 PM

(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times).

DETROIT (AP) — High gas prices have Wallace Reid looking for a new career.

Reid, who drives for Uber and Lyft in New York, fills up his Lexus at least three times a week. He pays around $95 each time, about double what he was paying last year. To make up for that, he’s driving more often, but he’s also applying for other jobs that wouldn’t require his car.

“It’s more hours, more stress,” he said. “New York City is not an easy city to work and it’s affecting our lives.”

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