Dump the Pump Day June 18

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The Schuylkill Transportation System (STS) announces that it will join with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the tenth Annual National Dump the Pump Day on June 18.  All passengers will have the opportunity to ride any fixed route vehicle for free that day.

The 2015 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation as public transit powers community growth by driving economic development and revitalizing neighborhoods. 

“Using public transportation is the quickest way to beat high gas prices and saves the United States 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually. That’s why we are offering free rides to encourage more people to join our regular riders and dump the pump on June 18,” said Dave Bekisz, Executive Director for STS Public Transportation System.  “By participating in Dump the Pump Day, we hope people who have never tried STS will decide to ride public transit all day, anytime, at no cost.”

Riding public transit is an economical way to save money, particularly when gas prices are high. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – more than $9,569 a year.

In 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transportation, the highest in 58 years.

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