On the third Thursday in June, National Dump the Pump encourages people to ride public transportation instead of driving and save money.
Riding Public Transportation
When gas prices are high and the economy is tight, riding public transportation is a good alternative and an economical way to save money. Many Americans use local public transportation to commute to and from work, school, for shopping and errands, and even to make family visits. This can save you money on fuel along with wear and tear on your car. It can also possibly reduce your commute time and help reduce road congestion.
Dump the Pump History
National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and public transportation systems across the country.
On June 16, 2016, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 11th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.
With the continued fluctuation of 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 April APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – more than $9,000 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!
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