Thursday, June 21 is National Dump the Pump Day. The MPO (alongside Tri-Rail & Operation Lifesaver) will have free giveaways at the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail Station from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. onn June 21 to promote use of public transit. Our partners in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are hosting #DumpThePumpSFL events too!
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2018 National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation to take them where they need to go, rather than driving a car. Started in June 2006, when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this national day emphasizes public transportation as a convenient travel option that helps people save money. Broward County Transit (BCT), Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW), Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA), Palm Tran, and South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)/Tri-Rail are teaming up to announce that they will join 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.”
Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. According to the March 2018 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. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
Times for events on Dump the Pump Day
7:00 -10:00 a.m. BCT Broward Central Terminal
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. BCT Broward Central Terminal
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cypress Creek Tri-Rail Station
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Government Center Metrorail Station (with Y-100)
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. West Palm Beach Intermodal Center Tri-Rail Station
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. West Palm Beach Intermodal Center Tri-Rail Station
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Boca Raton Tri-Rail Station