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On June 18, 2015, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the public transportation industry will participate in the 10th Annual National “Dump the Pump” Day.  It’s a day that encourages people to park their car and use public transportation instead.

With the rising gas prices, traffic jams and difficulty parking in metropolitan areas, everyone is looking to save money, time and stress, especially when it comes to transportation.  National Dump the Pump Day is the perfect day to do so.  It’s the only day that encourages individuals to “dump the pump” and ride public transportation.

Riding public transportation is an efficient way to save money, especially when gas prices are on the rise.  According to the latest APTA Transit Savings Report, a two person household that downsizes to one car can save, on average, more than $9,569 a year.  If that’s not a huge motivation to completely “dump the pump”, I don’t know what is!

Riding public transit is also a way to help the community grow and provide economic opportunities.  In fact, according to APTA, for every $1 invested in public transportation, $4 is returned in economic returns, and every $1 billion invested in public transportation supports and creates more than 50,000 jobs.  Lastly, riding public transit helps the environment in many ways by lessening our impact on the environment and reducing individual carbon footprints.

Peerless-AV® is a proud APTA member and we are very excited to participate in National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18th!   Spread the word – “Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit”


Tell us: Using the Fuel Savings Calculator, how much fuel could you save by taking public transportation instead of driving?