it really comes as no surprise to anyone with half a socio-economic-environmental brain that mass transit has been steadily on the rise in the wake of increasing gas prices. the NYT recently did some legwork in [where else but...] NYC and Boston, but the article's main focus is towards cities less reliant on mass transit including: San Francisco, Oakland, Houston, Charlotte and also in Denver:
Here in Denver... ridership was up 8 percent in the first three months of the year compared with last year, despite a fare increase in January and a slowing economy, which usually means fewer commuters. Several routes on the system have reached capacity, particularly at rush hour, for the first time.
“We are at a tipping point,” said Clarence W. Marsella, chief executive of the Denver Regional Transportation District, referring to gasoline prices.