Dump the Pump

PART CELEBRATES 11th Annual dump the pump day

In recognition of National Dump the Pump Day PART will offer FREE rides on PART Express!

With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, PART will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the eleventh annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16. 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 2016 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.

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  • In 2015, Americans took 10.6 billion trips on public transportation – – the third highest in 10 years. 
  • Since 1995 public transit ridership is up 37 percent, outpacing population growth, which is up 21 percent, and vehicle miles traveled (VMT), which is up 30 percent.
  • People board public transportation 36 million times each weekday.
  • Public transportation is a $66 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people.
  • More than 6,800 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.
  • Public Transportation Provides Economic Opportunities & Drives Community Growth and Revitalization
  • Public transportation offers individuals access to jobs.
  • Nearly 60 percent of the trips taken on public transit are work commutes.
  • Every $1 billion invested in public transportation supports and creates more than 50,000 jobs.​

Media inquires please contact Brooke Kochanski at brookek@partnc.org or 336.291.4331