Diana Mateo Hernandez
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2017 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. Started in June 2006 when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this national day emphasizes that public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money. According to the April APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,700 annually by downsizing to one car.
Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, a public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
And with our new and improved GoMobile Ticketing Application, dumping the pump is easier than ever! Show us how you #DumpThePump and #RollwRTA on social media @NewOrleansRTA. For more information or help planning your trip, please visit our website at www.norta.com or call our Customer Care Rideline at 504.248.3900.
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