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Reduce your Carbon Footprint. Ride Public Transit on National Dump the Pump Day, Thursday, 6-21-18

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY TO BE HELD ON JUNE 21, 2018

Join Jefferson Transit employees
and ride public transit on
National Dump the Pump Day
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018 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 2017, Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation.
  • 34 million times each weekday, people board public transportation.
  • Since 1995, public transportation ridership has increased by 30% – a growth rate higher than the 22% increase in U.S. population.
  • People board public transportation 35 million times each weekday.
  • Public transportation is a $68 billion industry that employs more than 420,000 people.
  • More than 7,700 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.
Data Retrieved from: http://www.apta.com/members/memberprogramsandservices/advocacyandoutreachtools/dumpthepump/Pages/TransitFacts.aspx

 

LEAVESPublic 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.