Analyst: Gas prices expected to drop
The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps has fallen over the past few weeks, and experts expect more declines. According to Lundberg Survey Inc., after nine weeks of price increases there has been a drop. "We can expect more price cutting in the future, possibly more than a dime," says Trilby Lundberg, president of Lundberg Survey. "Both refinery margins on gasoline and retailer margins on gasoline appear healthy enough to allow for further price cuts."
— Bloomberg News
Fewer King County commuters go solo
Fewer King County commuters drive alone and more use public transportation than the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. In 2011, 67 percent of workers in King County drove to work alone, compared with 76.4 percent nationally. Slightly over 10 percent of King County workers used public transportation to get to their jobs, compared with 5 percent nationally. In 2011, the average one-way commute to work for people living in King County was 26.5 minutes, close to the national average of 25.5 minutes.
— NWautos staff