(Laredo, TX June 13, 2017) MEDIA ADVISORY FOR PARTICIPANTS
With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, El Metro Transit announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 12th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 15. The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.” On Saturday June 17, 2017 all El Metro Bus Route along with El Lift services will be free of charge to the public all day; this to allow the public in general to try transit and experience public transportation. Everyone is encouraged to try El Metro and connect to any destination.
El Metro encourages bike riding enthusiast to take this opportunity to test out bike racks. Bike and Ride is the new trend on walkable communities where bikers can reach their nearest bus stop using their bicycles and bringing them along on the bus. City of Laredo Council Members Vidal Rodriguez, Rudy Gonzalez, Albert Torres and George Altgelt are supporting El Metro efforts by funding bus stops upgrades to include Bike and Ride Transit Plazas fully equipped with canopy, benches, and bike racks to safely secure your ride. Everyone is welcomed to try Transit during this environmental friendly nationwide event to dump the pump.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2017 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and to take them where they need to go, 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 also helps people save money. According to the April APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,823 annually by downsizing to one car.
Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, a public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
WHAT: 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day
WHERE: El Metro Transit at 1301 Farragut Str. Laredo TX 78040 – and Transit Agencies Nationwide
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Customer Appreciation
For more information, please contact El Metro’s Customer Service Department at 956-795-2280.