On June 19, 2014, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 9th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.
In these tough economic times with high gas prices, everyone is looking for a way to save money. National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money.
Riding public transit is an economical way to save money, particularly when gas prices are high. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – more than $10,174 a year.
However, public transportation doesn’t just help people save money, it also helps communities grow and prosper. For example, for every $1 invested in public transportation, $4 is returned in economic returns. Mayors know that communities with public transportation are more competitive. So, riding public transportation helps people and their communities!
The online toolkit is designed to help get the word out about this year’s 9th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.
Resources include a fact sheet, suggested activities, sample documents such as a media advisory, fuel and carbon calculators, print-ready button and sticker art, a discussion board, and Dump the Pump countdown code to embed on your website.
If you are participating this year, please let Virginia Miller know by sending her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Virginia Miller with any questions.
Thanks for all your help in spreading the word about the many benefits of using public transit!