More Toledoans riding electric scooters, busses as gas prices increase

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Gas prices have seen record highs this summer. Despite a slight relief after gallons costing upwards of $5, people are getting creative to get around and save money.

Data from both VEO scooters and Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority shows usage of electric scooters and bus ridership is up in Toledo right now, both companies said.

Leaders from VEO evaluated ridership data over the past few weeks and have seen increasing ridership correlate with increasing gas prices.

Since the beginning of 2022 in Toledo, people are taking longer trips on the scooters, not just downtown joy rides, according to VEO data.

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