FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 June 2017
MST CELEBRATES 12th ANNUAL NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY
With all the advantages and benefits of transit, Monterey-Salinas Transit will join many other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the twelfth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 15.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2017 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation 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. As gas prices are once again approaching $3 a gallon, now is an excellent time to once again Dump the Pump! According to the April APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,823 annually by downsizing to one car.
Riding transit is so much more than saving money. The benefits of public transportation also include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing traffic congestion, and increasing physical activity. Transit has also been shown to support local economies. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
WHAT: 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day
Free coffee and brownie bites
WHERE: Customer Service locations in Salinas, Marina, and Monterey, along with transit agencies nationwide
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
For more information, please visit www.mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1. Follow MST on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mst_bus for the latest service alerts.