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Riders 'Dump the Pump'

More than 135 public transit agencies and organizations participated in APTA’s 12th National Dump the Pump Day. Here are a few examples.

In Chicago, the Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace Bus partnered to distribute commemorative tote bags, “I Dumped the Pump” stickers and free coffee—provided by Cubic Transportation Systems, developer of the Ventra™ regional farecard—during the morning rush hour at prime locations.

Laketran joined the city of Painesville, OH, and a radio station to host an educational event promoting the benefits of using public transportation and biking.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Reno, NV, operated fare free and invited riders to register their green trips at its TripMatch website for an opportunity to win prizes.

Employees of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority provided ridership information—and an opportunity to tour the agency’s new “TryTransit” bus—outside its customer service office in Jacksonville, FL.

Denver’s Regional Transportation District asked riders to share their photos of how they “dumped the pump” on the agency’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Riverside Transit Agency marked the day by handing out giveaways and a limited number of free one-day passes outside City Hall in Riverside, CA.

Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) provided free rides throughout the system. Employees at park-and-ride lots and transit centers provided help to first-time riders and thanked current customers.

In Stockton, CA, the San ­Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) hosted a “birthday party” for its mascot, “Artie D.,” in ­addition to offering free rides on bus routes in the county.

Thousands of public transit enthusiasts participated in the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s (MARTA) Fifth Annual Dump the Pump Scavenger Hunt. Sponsor Outfront Media donated prizes for the winners.

Photo by Adam Shumaker
Board members of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority in Cincinnati—from left, Heidi Black, operator Ella Holloway, Gwen Robinson and Mary Miller—spent Dump the Pump Day conducting a “Women on the Move: A Transit Forum” bus tour.

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