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# Mass transit authorities in large cities are struggling with

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Mass transit authorities in large cities are struggling with [#permalink]  20 Jun 2019, 05:23
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Mass transit authorities in large cities are struggling with deficits. Riders complain about delays and breakdowns, cuts in service, and fares higher than they are accustomed to paying. For all these reasons and because the price of gasoline is still not prohibitive, the number of passengers using public transportation has fallen, adding to the deficits.

Which of the following statements about the relationship between the number of riders using public transportation and the price of gasoline is best supported by the passage above?

(A) As the price of gasoline rises, the number of riders using public transportation rises.
(B) Even if the price of gasoline rises, the number of riders. using public transportation will continue to decline.
(C) If the price of gasoline rises to a prohibitive level, the ·number of riders using public transportation will rise.
(D) The majority of riders using public transportation do not use gasoline; hence, fluctuations in gasoline prices are unlikely to affect the number of riders using public transportation.
(E) The price of gasoline is always low enough to make private transportation cheaper than public transportation; hence, fluctuations in gasoline prices are unlikely to affect the number of riders using public transportation.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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