Gas prices spiked to nearly $4 around Indianapolis this week, just in time for Spring Break. The high prices are pushing more and more Hoosiers to change their lifestyles to save money.
Jenny Bauer carpools to work in downtown Indianapolis. Her cost-saving measures have allowed her to keep living in Bloomington, despite the long drive and high prices.
“I don’t think I could’ve done it if I was driving myself every day,” Bauer said.
It’s a saving that right now, we could all use. Right now, gas prices in Indianapolis are nearly 30 cents above the national average.
Some experts say they wouldn’t be surprised if prices go above $4 in the next few months.
For Hoosier Deirdre Westrate, it’s been enough to push her to take the bus to and from work every day.
“I really will avoid having to drive to work if I can,” Westrate said.
Public transportation could become even more popular, as gas prices continue to fluctuate up and down in 2013.