San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is joining with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21. The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.”
RTD will offer free rides for all buses except Commuter routes on Thursday, June 21.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2018 National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation 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 can also help people save money. According to the March APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,894 annually by downsizing to one car.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. For more information, visit sjRTD.com, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.