I chose "C" which is the correct answer. following is the reasoning (not so critical
) -
We need to weaken the conclusion i.e. to prove "the mayor’s publicity campaign has
NOT convinced many people to leave their cars at home and ride the bus to work.."
The correct answer choice would match the "to prove" above-
(A) Fares for all bus routes in Greenville have risen an average of five percent during the past six months.
Increasing fares do not speak anything similar to "to prove".
(B) The mayor of Greenville rides the bus to City Hall in the city’s midtown area.
so what if mayor rides bus to city hall. this also doesnt match the "to prove".
(C) Road reconstruction has greatly reduced the number of lanes available to commuters in major streets leading to the midtown area during the past six months.
if there are less lanes available to drive, people have to leave their cars at home and ride the bus. which means the mayor’s publicity campaign has
NOT convinced them. this matches the "to prove".
(D) The number of buses entering the midtown area of Greenville during the morning hours is exactly the same now as it was one year ago.
Number of buses remained same doesn't talk about about number of commuters riding the buses has increased or decreased.
(E) Surveys show that longtime bus riders are no more satisfied with the Greenville bus service than they were before the mayor’s publicity campaign began
this statement does talk about campaign but doesnt considers those who have been riding the bus for long time not the people who have left the cars home and now ride the bus to work.
Thanks,
HKD1710
+1 KUDOS