The 5th Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 17, will give people the chance to make a statement in support of public transit and its ability to help our country reduce its reliance on oil.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the National Dump the Pump Day is a public awareness day that highlights the benefits of public transportation.
Public transportation is part of the solution for our country attaining energy independence as U.S. public transit ridership saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually.
By using DART public transportation on June 17, Delawareans will be able to show their support for public transportation and also for our nation’s goal of energy independence.
In addition, riding public transportation can help people save money.
The most recent APTA Transit Savings Report showed that on the average, an individual can save can more than $9,000 a year by taking public transportation instead of driving a car.