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Reduce your carbon footprint. Ride public transit on National Dump The Pump Day, Thursday, 6-15-17

DTP 2017


Thursday, June 15, 2017 Jefferson Transit joins public transportation systems across the country in celebrating National Dump the Pump Day by challenging employees in the PT business area to reduce your carbon footprint and Try Transit! We provide service from Haines Place Park and Ride to Water Street every 30 minutes! Ride all day for $1.50, seniors and youths only $1.00.

Public transportation use saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline per year.

From urban to suburban to rural communities, public transportation is a vital resource to Americans, and a cornerstone of our nation’s economy and local economies. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization. Additionally, public transportation provides economic opportunities since 87 percent of public transit trips impact the economy.

According to APTA’s June Transit Saving Report, a two-person household can save, on the average, $9,797 a year by downsizing to one car.

Quick Facts

  • In 2016, Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation . 
  • Since 1995, public transit ridership is up 34 percent, outpacing population growth, which is up 21 percent, and vehicle miles traveled (VMT), which is up 33 percent.
  • People board public transportation 35 million times each weekday.
  • Public transportation is a $66 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people.
  • More than 6,800 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.

Public Transportation Reduces Carbon Footprint

Calculate your CARBON SAVINGS using public transportation

  • Public transportation use in the United States reduces our nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually. This is equivalent to Washington, DC; New York City; Atlanta; Denver; and Los Angeles combined stopping using electricity.
  • One person with a 20-mile round trip commute who switches from driving to public transit can reduce his or her daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds, or more than 4,800 pounds in a year.
  • A single commuter switching his or her commute to public transportation can reduce a household’s carbon emissions by 10 percent and up to 30 percent if he or she eliminates a second car.

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