Chicago area gas prices continue to soar

CHICAGO — Gas prices are now at a new record high in the Chicago area. AAA says prices are up more than 27 cents from last week. In South Holland, gas is at $4.85 a gallon — about 15 to 20 cents cheaper than city prices. It’s still, however, above the area average. The average cost […]

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Mr-Bovine_Joni
Mr-Bovine_Joni
673 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Would be a good time to hire some new bus drivers and make public transit a better choice for residents

CJandthedoggos
CJandthedoggos
227 · 5 months ago · Reddit

And yet the gas companies are still making massive profits.

wpm
wpm
161 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Divvy is $99 a year

A bike is a few hundred bucks

The reasons those aren't viable options are simply down to CDOT being shit.

And I still see plenty of people driving empty SUVs around alone, so clearly, there's still some room to go on price before it starts actually mattering, i.e., before it starts really changing people's behavior.

hibearmate
hibearmate
157 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Emergency Bus Lanes

harden and expand cycling infrastrucrture

reduced fairs for all riders across the state.

EDIT: specifically renaissance fairs. ;-)

HalfVietGuy
HalfVietGuy
150 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Doing the math: $5.19/​gal is how much the person in the image is paying.

mimomomimi
mimomomimi
91 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Drive less, if you can. Public transit, if you can. Bicycle more, if you can. Walk more, if you can. WFH, if you can.

Calculate your previous years gas usage and your current usage and see how much it truly impacts you relative to your other miscellaneous expenses.

For me, it seems food prices are hitting me more than personal driving.

raybrignsx
raybrignsx
87 · 5 months ago · Reddit

If the price of milk was posted on every corner like we do gas, people would write articles about the price of milk.

Asleep_Emphasis69
Asleep_Emphasis69
81 · 5 months ago · Reddit

It's no coincidence that there's a noticeable demand shift on the CTA.

optiongeek
optiongeek
71 · 5 months ago · Reddit

I drive my EV about 300 miles/​week and spend $1/​day on charging. EVs are expensive up front, but you make it up on operating costs. And Illinois's nuclear power stations means you don't create CO2 to charge.

nugzbuny
nugzbuny
39 · 5 months ago · Reddit

As annoying as it is for individuals / myself as a driver - think about the impact on Uber drivers. I assume higher cost of driving will push drivers out of the job, so we are going to now just get higher Uber rates (and its already high). Ugh.

We need better bike lanes.

BlackoutGunshot
BlackoutGunshot
30 · 5 months ago · Reddit

I paid $73 to fill up my tiny car this morning and it hurt.

DarthNihilus1
DarthNihilus1
15 · 5 months ago · Reddit

We need more public transit funding this country is fucking stupid

THE_GR8_MIKE
THE_GR8_MIKE
13 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Great time for the weather to be nice and the nice cars that run on premium only to come out of the garage, son of a fucking bitch.

PushKatel
PushKatel
13 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Great time for some CTA reorganization!

I’m saying this without any data, but I would suggest making buses $2.50 like trains and using the extra revenue to make service more reliable, regular and hire more public safety officials for the trains

miscellaneous-bs
miscellaneous-bs
13 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Cant wait for Lori to spend another 10-40 million on gas cards because thats the best solution ever.

MfuckkaJones
MfuckkaJones
12 · 5 months ago · Reddit

So grateful that we have such amazing leadership during this shit show of an era. Not to mention the gratitude I have towards such amazing local leadership- decaying infrastructure, violent crime doubling, traffic/​commutes doubling, rent sky rocketing. Love it!! :-))

imsurethisoneistaken
imsurethisoneistaken
11 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Lol Reddit never fails to amaze me with how disconnected from reality they are

“Just that bikes! Duh!” Oh, how often you buy groceries? Never huh? How often you have to bring your kids places? Oh, don’t have any of those? Do you change into your work clothes after you get to work? Oh, you’re in tech and wear shorts and t shirt to work…

And I bet 100% of y’all think you represent the average Chicagoan

HeyBojo
HeyBojo
10 · 5 months ago · Reddit

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say something.

I liked it when gas was cheaper.

ChiJazzFan
ChiJazzFan
10 · 5 months ago · Reddit

I don’t envy driver’s pain at all. Just wish the city’s leadership could use this to be more ambitious about transit and non-car centric infrastructure. The best we get is gas cards that will only provide temporary relief at best

wherewithins
wherewithins
7 · 5 months ago · Reddit

It’s wild that my job thinks now, when gas prices have never been higher, that it’s a great idea to start asking people to commute back to the office.

timbo1615
timbo1615
7 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Cut gas tax instead of handing out gas gift cards

2muchwork2littleplay
2muchwork2littleplay
6 · 5 months ago · Reddit

I'm going to say that pipelines has jack shit to do with this

wi1ro
wi1ro
6 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Sucks that driving for Uber Eats is half of my income

Aromatic-Source-2646
Aromatic-Source-2646
6 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Ugh why do we always have to pay for other people's mistakes .

peep0s
peep0s
5 · 5 months ago · Reddit

oh no ford f150 drivers may be on the road less :'(

OffreingsForThee
OffreingsForThee
5 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Between Uber and CTA, I swear I could not tell you what gas cost in Chicago. I don't even bother reading the number when I pass a gas station because it's about as irrelevant to my life as the cost of diapers. Makes me proud have sold my car years ago and live in a city with above average public transit.

2 years of freedom from gas, maintenance, insurance, and parking fees. This is why the next mayor needs to whip CTA into shape.

ialcantar
ialcantar
5 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Public transportation users are treated as second class citizens in this country. The environment is not accessible friendly, and the industry gets cut from funding. Everything that was once provided by the city will be cut and then privatized. Much like everywhere else in the country.

tnick771
tnick771
5 · 5 months ago · Reddit

I saw $4.85 here in the suburbs.

Just bought an SUV that takes premium.

I feel like an idiot.

bfarrelly
bfarrelly
5 · 5 months ago · Reddit

I talk to a lot of uber riders who are really afraid of certain CTA train lines. I think police presence on CTA lines would be a good allocation of resources.

Holiday_Load
Holiday_Load
5 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Glad our mayor is subsiding gas purchases to drive up the price via her gas cards. Some good of this would be a shift to CTA / additional investment in the CTA.