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Rider Alert: National Dump the Pump Day – Thursday, June 20, 2019

Join Jefferson Transit employees and ride

public transit on National Dump the Pump Day

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Reduce your Carbon Footprint. Ride Public Transit on National Dump the Pump Day, Thursday, 6-20-19

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 2017, Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation.
  • 34 million times each weekday, people board public transportation.
  • Since 1996, public transportation ridership has increased by 31% – a growth rate higher than the 20% increase in U.S. population.
  • People board public transportation 35 million times each weekday.
  • Public transportation is a $71 billion industry that employs more than 420,000 people.
  • More than 6,800 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.
  • 45% of Americans have no access to public transportation.
  • · Millennials consider public transportation as the best option for digital socializing and among the best for connecting with communities.

Public Transportation Reduces Carbon Footprint

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