Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dump the Pump!

NoahintoycarToday is National Dump the Pump Day!  The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) encourages you to ride public transportation today and try to make it a part of daily life.  A few interesting facts from the APTA fact sheet:

  • a two-person household can save, on average, over $10,000 per year by downsizing to one car
  • the U.S. reduces its dependence on foreign oil by 4.2 billion gallons of gas a year by using public transportation AND we save 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually
  • you save time and money -- U.S. riders of public transportation saved 856 million hours in travel time, 450 million gallons of fuel, and $21 billion in congestion costs in 498 urban areas

Public transportation is great for the economy ($57 billion industry that employs over 400,000 folks!), your wallet, your schedule, and the environment!  Why not hop on your local public transportation today and celebrate Dump the Pump Day – it may just become a habit!

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