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  • This time of year, Metro sees an uptick in rail riders during the cherry blossom season, but when it comes to a boost in commuters hoping to dodge the fuel pump, Metro spokesman Philip Stewart said it wasn't likely.

    Rising gas prices may curb summer trips →

  • "What we've found is people seem to make cuts in other places in their budget before making any major changes," Mr. Stewart said. "Typically commuting habits tend to be one of the last things people will change."

    Rising gas prices may curb summer trips →

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