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Californians Cope with Sky-High Gas Prices

Gas prices are soaring across the country, but particularly in California. Fuel in the San Francisco Bay Area has topped $3, though the cost has not caused an attendant spike in public transportation ridership.

The Los Angeles area, however, has seen an increase in rail usage this year compared to last. Still, most transportation experts agree that prices will have to remain high for some time before commuters stop using their cars.

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John McChesney
Since 1979 senior correspondent John McChesney has been with NPR, where he has served as national editor (responsible for domestic news) and senior foreign editor. Over the course of his career with NPR, McChesney covered a variety of beats and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and newscasts.