At least 130 public transit systems and organizations nationwide will celebrate the 12th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 15. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), this national public awareness day encourages people to “Dump the Pump” by parking their car and riding a bus or train instead. The tag line is: Dump the Pump. Ride Transit.
First started in June 2006, this national day highlights public transportation as a convenient travel option that also helps people save money. According to the June APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,700 annually by downsizing to one car and using public transit instead.
“Public transportation systems in communities all over the country are participating in Dump the Pump Day,” said APTA Acting President and CEO Richard A. White. “It’s a great opportunity for the public transit systems to encourage new riders to give public transportation a chance, while also thanking current riders.”
People should check with their local transit system to find out what kinds of activities are happening in their community. Click here to see the different organizations that are participating.
Who: Public transit systems and associations, as well as businesses, across the country
What: Participating in the 12th Annual Dump the Pump Day – a day that highlights public transportation
Where: In 120+ communities across the country
Note: Watch for the APTA press release tomorrow with updated Dump the Pump Day information.
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.