Four years ago, in response to rising gas prices, transit agencies around the country celebrated National Dump the Pump Day. People who use public transportation save an average of $8000 annually on car expenses, and the amount keeps growing. Dump the Pump Day is a day for people to avoid the gas pump, get out of their cars and traffic, and try alternative forms of transportation like public transit and bicycling.
To highlight National Dump the Pump Day, Metro riders shared with us their stories about how they use Metro and why they dump the pump for public transit.
Go to Metro’s website to find more information on how you can Dump the Pump everyday.