PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Phoenix’s gas prices rose 23 cents in the last week, averaging $4.12 a gallon. Arizona’s most expensive gas station was about $5.50 a gallon Monday.
For one Valley business owner, his company runs on fuel. Alpine Express is a shuttle service, taking folks from Phoenix to Snowbowl in Flagstaff. “When you’re on a mountain, you’re not thinking about COVID or Russia or any other concerns,” said Craig Frooninckx, one of the owners at Alpine Express.
However, there’s one concern he can’t forget. “The gas prices are probably what’s keeping me up at night,” said Frooninckx. “My biggest concern is how is that going to impact my business? How is that going to impact my customers?”
Alpine Express shuttles people to Flagstaff on buses it rents from Arrow Stage Lines from November to May. The cost to charter a bus keeps going up. “The driver shortage this year, and next year we anticipate the gas…