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U.S. cities are racing to cope with ever-increasing demand on public transportation as gas prices remain at record levels.

Even regions that have traditionally resisted giving up cars and have limited access to mass transit are reporting a surge in public transportation use.

From trains and trolleys to subways and buses, the growth encompasses all modes of travel, according to the American Public Transportation Association, a Washington D.C.-based industry group. Read full article »

CNN's Mike Senzon and Jarrett Bellini contributed to this report.

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