High gasoline price hits day laborers hard

FORT WORTH — The bus that ferries workers twice daily to the Day Labor Center in south Fort Worth is partially empty, but the center's parking lot is nearly full.

Soon there won't be enough room to accommodate the vehicles of the workers, who have to drive to the center because contractors are more likely to hire them if they have their own transportation.

But high gas prices are forcing contractors and day laborers to change how they do business, which is causing a ripple effect in other areas.

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