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Dump the Pump

Dump the Pump

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and to take them where they need to go, instead of driving a car. Started in June 2006 when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this national day emphasizes that public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money. According to the May 2018 APTA Transit Savings Report​​​, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $10,134 annually by downsizing to one car.

However, public transportation doesn’t just help people save money, it also helps communities grow and prosper.  For example, for every $1 invested in public transportation, $4 is returned in economic returns. Riding public transportation helps people and their communities!

CityLink will celebrate Dump the Pump Day with a “Get Caught Riding” activity on June 15, 2018.  Representatives from CityLink will board random buses throughout the day and surprise passengers with prizes for riding the bus.  Among the potential prizes are Day Passes, 30-Day Passes, restaurant gift cards and Peoria Chiefs ticket vouchers.  The activity will occur between the 8:15 a.m. lineup and 4:15 p.m. lineup.  Up to 250 prizes will be handed out to passengers that day.

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