With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, St. Joseph Transit “The Ride” announced that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 14th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and save money, 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 great travel option that also helps people save money.
Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
Free rides on all buses, excluding deviations, which will still cost 50¢, will be included in the celebration of the Dump the Pump Day. For more information please visit: www.StJoeTransit.info