On June 17, 2010 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 5th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.
Save money and become energy independent
In these economic times with high 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 the quickest way to beat high gas prices. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two car household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – more than $9,000 a year.
In addition, with the recent oil spill in the Gulf, riding public transit will help you to reduce your oil consumption and increase your energy independence. In the U.S., public transportation use saves the equivalent of 900,000 automobile fill-ups every day.
View the latest facts on how public transit reduces oil consumption
View the latest Transit Savings Report to see how you can save money
Get more information about public transportation in your local community
We encourage you to help spread the word about National Dump the Pump Day and all the financial and energy-saving benefits of using public transportation!
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