As an incentive to new riders, Omnitrans is offering a coupon redeemable for a free bus ride on June 20th. The coupon can be found in the Sunday, June 16th edition of The Sun/Daily Bulletin. It is also available as a PDF download on the Omnitrans website.
Last year Omnitrans saw nearly 53,000 boardings on Dump The Pump Day, the highest on record for that day in the past five years.
WIN A DUMP THE PUMP PRIZE PACK!
Have you dumped the pump for public transit? Tell us why in 50 words or less and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of four Dump the Pump prize packs. Each pack includes a $25 grocery gift card, a 7-Day bus pass, an Omnitrans baseball cap, sports tote, flashlight keychain and NexTrip phone pouch! You might also be selected to be a featured rider in a blog article. Contest begins on June 4th and ends on June 20th. Click here to enter.
WHY DUMP THE PUMP?
Thursday, June 20th is national Dump The Pump Day, a day that encourages people to save money by riding public transportation instead of driving a car.
Riding public transit is an economical way to save money, particularly when gas prices are high. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – more than $9,700 a year.
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.