National Dump the Pump Day – June 21, 2012 One Day Event Promotes Benefits of Public Transportation


June 15, 2012: The City of Delray Beach is proud to support “National Dump the Pump Day” on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Promoted by Palm Tran, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and other local transit authorities, this one day event contributes to making our City a more green and sustainable community by emphasizing the economic and environmental benefits of public transportation. Millions of commuters across the country are expected to leave their cars at home and ride a bus or train in support of this national movement. Using public transit as an alternative mode of transportation not only saves money but helps the environment. As an added incentive, South Florida commuters who visit and make the pledge to ride public transportation on June 21st will automatically be entered to win a monthly pass on Palm Tran, Tri-Rail, Broward County Transit or Miami-Dade Transit. For more information, contact FDOT’s South Florida Commuter Services at 1-800-234-RIDE or visit About National Dump the Pump Day Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), National Dump the Pump Day was created in June 2006, and has since grown to become a major effort to promote public transportation as a great travel option that also helps people save money. According to the latest APTA Transit Savings Report, a two-person household can save, on average, more than $10,000 a year by downsizing to one car. Contact: City of Delray Beach Public Information Office (561) 243-7190 City Commission: Nelson S. “Woodie” McDuffie, Mayor Thomas Carney, Vice-Mayor Adam Frankel, Deputy Vice-Mayor Angeleta Gray, Commissioner Al Jacquet, Commissioner Follow CityDelrayBeach on Twitter