Learning to combine ideas into more complex sentences is an important skill in writing. There are many ways to do this--many possible bonus points! Try to combine the following three sentences.
Sentence 1: Because the price of gasoline has increased so much in the past few years, more people are now using public transport.
Sentence 2: Many blame the increase in the cost of gas this week on the upcoming long weekend when many people will be travelling.
Sentence 3: There always seems to be one excuse or another for raising the price of gasoline, and this cost impacts so many other costs.