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Business Booming For 'Ticket To Ride'

By Justin Wilfon

(LOUISVILLE) -- With gas prices on the rise, just about everyone is looking to save money, and Louisville's 'Ticket To Ride' -- an organized form of car pooling -- is becoming more and more popular. WAVE 3's Justin Wilfon reports.

It is a ride Mary Louise Radulovich enjoys almost as much as her wallet. "It's such a money saver," she said. "It's so practical."

Every morning, she and her friends carpool from Shelbyville to work in Louisville in a van provided by Ticket To Ride.

"Right now, it's really beneficial because of the gas prices, said the van's driver, Amy Bailey.

Avoiding the high prices at the pump helps Mary and everyone else in the van save big every month.

How much are they saving? Mary says "$120, at least, in gas."

Now others are starting to take notice.

"In the past couple of weeks, we've had about six months' worth of calls condensed into about two weeks," said Ticket To Ride program manager Kelly Tyra.

There are currently 17 Ticket To Ride vans in operation, but with interest in the program at an all-time high, there may be more vans on the road very soon.

"Depending on how the gas prices fluctuate, we hope to get as many as we can," Tyra said.

The vans bring people into Louisville from all over the area. The price each person pays varies depending on how many other people are in their van.

For more information on how to take part in Ticket To Ride, call 267-5400 or visit www.TicketToRide.org.

Online Reporter: Justin Wilfon

Online Producer: Michael Dever

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