Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dump the Pump with HART!

Save $ and the planet by "Dumping the Pump" Thursday!
With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, HART is joining public transportation agencies across the country by participating in the 11th Annual "National Dump the Pump Day" on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

We know more than 50,000 daily riders make a commitment to "Dump the Pump" each weekday by taking HART. They know riding HART is a more productive commute, that also reduces air pollution and saves money on gas.

HART wants to see how you "Dump the Pump" during your commute. 

HART is inviting passengers to show their support of public transit by taking a picture of themselves whether it is riding the bus, carpooling, walking, biking or even telecommuting! Upload a photo of yourself showing how you dumped the pump to social media with the hashtag #DumpThePump.

Taking transit saves money on gas, wear and tear on a vehicle, relieves traffic congestion, creates cleaner air and gives you extra time to text, or just relax.

Help spread the word about the many benefits of riding public transportation!

Some Quick Facts:

Public Transportation provides economic opportunities, drives community growth and revitalization.
Over 50k trips taken on HART daily!
  • Nearly 60 percent of the trips taken on public transit are work commutes.
  • Every $1 billion invested in public transportation supports and creates more than 50,000 jobs.
  • Residential property values performed 42 percent better on average if they were located near public transportation with high-frequency service.

Saving fuel, time and money

Riding public transportation is an economical way to save money. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one car can save - on the average - more than $9,377 a year. Access to the HART transit network, gives people transportation to work, go to school, and travel to medical and other appointments.

Environmental Benefits

Public transportation systems help to create a healthier environment by reducing pollutants and greenhouses gases. Research from APTA shows that public transportation reduces carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons and saves the equivalent of 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline in the United States annually. Locally, HART provided more than 14,900,000 trips in fiscal year 2015.


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