College student Naomi Briggs said she keeps trying to find ways to ease the pain of filling up. Briggs, 31, boyfriend David Denais, 45, and his son Dustin, 19, are all enrolled at Florida Community College at Jacksonville. They carpool together for three to four trips to campus per week. When one person rides to campus alone, it's on a motorcycle, even in the pouring rain.
Even so, Briggs said they spend $600 a month for gas, a financial strain for this family of students.