NCC students turn to carpooling to save cash

A growing number of Nassau Community College students are turning to carpooling amid rising gas prices and cuts to Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses."Gas is about

GARDEN CITY - A growing number of Nassau Community College students are turning to carpooling amid rising gas prices and cuts to Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses.

"Gas is about to go up really high and it's probably going to get even worse here," says student Chan Arjune, of Hempstead.

While the vast majority of students at Nassau Community College are still driving alone, many students say they are willing to carpool and are saving a lot of money by ride-sharing.

Nassau Community College administrator Reginald Tuggle says the school is about to start an experimental ride-sharing program called "Zim Ride" through Facebook. He says too many students are being affected by bus cuts and high gas prices.

"Students are especially hit because it affects their tuition potentially, the ability to continue with their education," he says.

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