Dump the Pump Day, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, is an annual day that encourages people to ride public transportation, to take them where they need to go, instead of driving a car.
Tomorrow, June 16, 2016, we will be celebrating Dump The Pump here at GoTriangle! We believe public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money. According to APTA’s June Transit Saving Report, a two-person household can save, on average, $9,474 annually by downsizing to one car. That’s a lot of money!
Public transportation also has a proven record of reducing congestion, lowering gas usage, and supporting and creating thousands of jobs. Not to mention, every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
The popularity of public transit is growing. In 2015, Americans took 10.6 billion trips on public transportation. Since 1995 public transit ridership is up 37 percent, outpacing population growth, which is up 21 percent.
So what do you say? Will you dump the pump tomorrow? You could jump on a bus (don’t forget to use TransLoc!), hop on your bike, join a carpool, or learn about telework! No matter what, we have options. As always, you can reach out to us on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram