North County Times Article
Dear Mr. Downey...
Just a quick note on your story on Wednesday. There is no doubt but that the Coaster's ridership increase is related to the increasing price of fuel. On the other hand, it needs to be undestood that the Coaster ridership increase is but a small fraction of the reduction in driving along the I-5 corridor (a quick review of the data in your article and data from the USDOT and Caltans). It appears that the Coaster ridership is about 1/8th the decline in traffic.