Why are fewer people in Austin riding the bus? Readers have some ideas

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In this file photo, a Capital Metro bus rider stretches out on her seat. KELLY WEST/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The American-Statesman recently took a look at Capital Metro’s decreasing ridership and found that the question, “Why are fewer people riding the bus?” doesn’t come with a simple answer. While the American-Statesman’s Ben Wear says factors like the “suburbanization of poverty argument,” low gas prices and alternatives like ride-share services and Car2go, have contributed to the shift, readers had different (and all sorts) of reasons why the bus isn’t their go-to.

Check out some reader responses below:

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READ: Capital Metro ridership paying the price for higher fares

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Read our coverage on the issue here.

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