Today, 176 public transit systems and 46 organizations across the country are participating in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day, encouraging commuters to change their travel behavior and switch from driving a car to riding a bus or train.
On average, an individual in a two-person household can save $9,530 a year when he or she downsizes by one car and takes public transit instead, according to the June 2015 Transit Savings Report by the American Public Transportation Association. You can find out how much you can save by choosing transit with our fuel savings calculator.
This year, we turned to our customers to find out how “dumping the pump” is beneficial for them by asking a simple question on Twitter – why do you use Metro? Here’s what they said: (We’ll update this post as more tweets come in.)
— Shah Jahan Ali (@SJAli13) June 18, 2015
@STLMetro Haven’t owned a car since 2008 and have used the metro light track and bus lines daily. Now lets bring on the Metrocard!
— aleksey k (@mute_witness) June 18, 2015
— Evie Hemphill (@evhemphill) June 18, 2015
@STLMetro for everything! We have been car-less for almost 3 years!
— Megan Rose (@megneli) June 18, 2015
@STLMetro to go to work
— MsRachel (@churchladyrache) June 18, 2015