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Companies feeling economic pinch from gas prices

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- You can almost watch the price of gas change everyday.

Many are making different plans like deciding not to take a weekend trip to Seattle. But what if you owned a business that is dependent on driving a vehicle.

We caught up with cab driver Jim Taylor who spends over a hundred dollars a week filling up. Gas prices have made him change how and where he drives.

"So going from here to Richland and back, that's a good gallon of gas pretty much right there. And if we don't have a customer, that comes out of our pocket," says Taylor.

Cab drivers and delivery shops aren't the only ones feeling the gas pinch.

Ben Franklin transit is considering a 20 percent increase in fares to balance out higher fuel prices. They will have a public hearing to discuss fare increases on March 15th.

It will be held at their Three Rivers Transit Center at 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM.

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