Director of Communications
WHAT: 7TH Annual National Dump the Pump Day
WHERE: Select Metro Transit Centers*
WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 2012 – 6:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
WHO: Metro Transit will join other public transportation systems across the nation participating in the 7th Annual National Dump the Pump Day this Thursday, June 21. The annual event encourages commuters to take public transportation and save money instead of driving their cars, and is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). No doubt you have seen or received an “I Voted” sticker when you cast your ballot on Election Day. Thursday morning, Metro Transit employee Ambassadors will distribute “I Dumped the Pump for Transit” stickers to recognize commuters for their choice to use public transit.
When gas prices climb, one of the quickest ways to save money and beat high gas prices is to take Metro Transit. Customers can find out just how much they can save by putting their travel information into the fuel saving calculator at www.metrostlouis.org. With 37 stations along the 46-mile MetroLink system, and nearly 400 MetroBus vehicles serving more than 7,400 stops, as well as 121 Call-A-Ride vans transporting customers with disabilities, Metro Transit is getting citizens of the Bi-State region to where they need to go.
Dianne Williams, Metro’s Director of Communications will be available for live or taped interviews from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. at the Civic Center MetroLink Station at 1413 Spruce Street. Please call 314-982-1440 or 314-565-7048 to schedule an interview window.
*Locations where Metro Transit volunteer Ambassadors will distribute “I Dumped the Pump For Transit” stickers: Riverview Hall MetroBus Transit Center, Shrewsbury MetroLink Station, Brentwood I-64 MetroLink Station, Clayton MetroLink Station & MetroBus Transit Center, Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station, Fairview Heights MetroLink Station, North Hanley MetroLink Station, Central West End MetroLink Station & MetroBus Transit Center, and Civic Center MetroLink Station & MetroBus Transit Center.