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It’s National Dump The Pump Day!

Posted by Infra on Thursday, June 16th, 2016

National Dump the Pump Day: June 16, 2016

It’s time to celebrate the 11th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.

What is National Dump the Pump Day?

National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money. June 16th, 2016 marks the 11th National Dump the Pump Day.

According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA):

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!

Check out this fact sheet for more info on Dump the Pump Day, and public transportation in the US.

Want to find out how much $$$ you could save by using public transportation instead of driving? Try this handy Fuel Savings Calculator!

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