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June 18, 2015

Metro Riders Share Their Reasons for Dumping The Pump

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MetroBus DowntownToday, 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.)


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