16 Jun '16, 6pm

@APTA_info and agencies around the nation set for #dumpthepump2016

@APTA_info and agencies around the nation set for #dumpthepump2016

APTA first started National Dump the Pump Day in June 2006 when gas prices reached $3 per gallon and the public demand for public transportation was growing in response to the high gas prices. According to the June 9, 2016 Transit Savings Report, on the average, an individual in a two-person household can save nearly $9,500 a year when he or she downsizes by one car and takes public transit instead. “National Dump the Pump Day participants highlight the many benefits that public transportation provides to individuals and their communities,” said Richard A. White, APTA Acting President/CEO. “Besides individual financial savings, public transportation is a catalyst for economic growth. It also contributes to a better environment and the reduction of our nation’s energy consumption.” From urban to suburban to rural communities, public transportation is a cornerstone of our na...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/sustainability/news/713875/...

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