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13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day

Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit

(Columbia, SC) The COMET announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day onThursday, June 21.  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), the 2018 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 March APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,894 annually by downsizing to one car.

Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, a 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.

WHAT:           13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day

WHERE:  The COMET and transit agencies nationwide

WHEN:            Thursday, June 21, 2018

Organizations and businesses are encouraged to fill out this survey to sign up for a group bus ride or they can contact Tiffany James at tiffany.james@catchthecomet.org.

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Sharon Sanders is a Digital Engagement Strategist and a Curator of information at The MinorityEye and the President of Clairvoyant, LLC which specializes in strategic communications and multimedia services. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University and she specializes in “Online Consumer Psychology.” Sharon provides companies with research and insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments…

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